Basin (Cataract, Comet) District

The Basin (Cataract, Comet) District is a gold and silver 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: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.3444, -112.26390

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Basin (Cataract, Comet) District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Basin (Cataract, Comet) District


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Quartz
Secondary: Tin
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Stone
Secondary: Kyanite
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: COMET DISTRICT


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

Owner Name: BASIN-MOUNTAIN TUNNEL CO.
Info Year: 1973

Owner Name: VARIOUS OWNERS
Info Year: 1973


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: DISSEMINATED, VEINS, SHEAR ZONE, PLACER, PORPHYRY
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1870
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant:


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

Type: L
Description: BOULDER BATHOLITH


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 22-37.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1151, P. 89-97, PL. 1.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 83-4, PL 1.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 285-99.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 120.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 610, P. 152-3.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 94, P. 25.


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