Smith Creek Copper Occurrence

The Smith Creek Copper Occurrence is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 4,849 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: Smith Creek Copper Occurrence  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 4,849 Feet (1,478 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 47.38056, -112.67722

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Smith Creek Copper Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Smith Creek Copper Occurrence


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Lewis And Clark Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: South Fork Thrust Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GRAB SAMPLE CONTAINED 5000 PPM CU, 7 PPM AG. CHIP SAMPLE HAD 1500 PPM CU, 1500 PPM ZN, 1000 PPM PB AND 3 PPM AG


Materials

Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): 1/4 MI. ABOVE PETTY AND SMITH CREEK JUNCTION

Comment (Deposit): OCCURS IN NARROW NW-TRENDING BELT OF WEAK PB-ZN MINERALIZATION ABOUT 30 MI. LONG, RELATED TO SOUTH FORK THRUST ZONE

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN ADIT.

Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL PROSPECT PITS LOCATED TO THE WEST OF THIS LOCALITY ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): 1968 GEOCHEM MUDGE, M.R., ERICKSON, R.L., KLEINKOPF, D.: BULL. 1252-

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: MUDGE, M.R., ERICKSON, R.L., AND KLEINKOPF, D., 1968, USGS BULL. 1252-E, P. 26

Reference (Deposit): MUDGE, M.R., ERICKSON, R.L., AND KLEINKOPF, D., 1968, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS, AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK RANGE, MONTANA: USGS BULL. 1252-E, P. 25-2