Elkhorn (Swan)

The Elkhorn (Swan) is a zinc, lead, copper, silver, and gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.

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: Elkhorn (Swan)  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.25, -111.95000

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Satelite image of the Elkhorn (Swan)

Elkhorn (Swan) MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elkhorn (Swan)


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Elkhorn


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Deposit Type: Skarn, Au
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1980
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Skarn Au


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (General): Record of production from 1870's through the late 1950's is incomplete. Substantial production of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc removed from quartz-tourmaline pipe-like ore bodies at limestone-quartz porphyry contact zone.


References

Reference (Reserve-Resource): AMH 1999 entry for Mountain-West Resources


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