Boulder Iron Mine

The Boulder Iron Mine is a mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 5,079 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Boulder Iron Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 5,079 Feet (1,548 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.1747, -111.91220

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Satelite image of the Boulder Iron Mine

Boulder Iron Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Boulder Iron Mine
Secondary: Boulder Deposit


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Unorganized District


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: D. E. Whittaker
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Washington
Info Year: 1977


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1900
Discovery Year: 1900
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Production): ABOUT 1900 A LARGE TONNAGE OF THIS ORE WAS SHIPPED FOR FLUX


References

Reference (Deposit): MONT BUREAU OF MINES BULLITON 16

Reference (Deposit): JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECORDS

Reference (Deposit): SAME PROPERTY AS 30-043-00562. MASFILE 30-043-0046, SEE ALSO

Reference (Deposit): 34.086


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