The Elkhorn (Swan) is a zinc, lead, copper, silver, and gold mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.
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Commodity: Zinc, Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 46.25, -111.95000
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Elkhorn (Swan) MRDS details
Primary: Elkhorn (Swan)
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Deposit Type: Skarn, Au
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1980
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Au
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.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): AMH 1999 entry for Mountain-West Resources
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