Wood Creek Lead-Zinc Occurrence No. 1

The Wood Creek Lead-Zinc Occurrence No. 1 is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,499 feet.

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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: Wood Creek Lead-Zinc Occurrence No. 1  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 47.47472, -112.86833

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Wood Creek Lead-Zinc Occurrence No. 1 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wood Creek Lead-Zinc Occurrence No. 1


Commodity

Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wood Creek Hogback


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: South Fork Thrust Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Carbonate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Carbonate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ANALYSIS SHOWS 6.0% ZN AND VERY LITTLE PB


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Location): W. OF JUNCTION OF FAIRVIEW AND WOOD CREEKS ON S. SIDE OF WOOD CREEK

Comment (Deposit): OCCURRENCE IS A PIECE OF FLOAT FROM A STROMATOLITE BED 200-600 FT ABOVE THE BASAL SANDSTONE UNIT IN THE HELENA DOLOMITE. OCCURS IN NARROW NW-TRENDING BELT OF WEAK PB-ZN MINERALIZATION ABOUT 30 MI. LONG, RELATED TO SOUTH FORK THRUST ZONE


References

Reference (Deposit): CALLAHAN, W.H., 1966, PALEOPHYSIOGRAPHIC PREMISES FOR PROSPECTING FOR STRATABOUND BASE METAL MINERAL DEPOSITS IN CARBONATE ROCKS: RENO, MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, REPORT 13, P. 5-50.

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., KLEINKOPF, D., 1968, USGS BULL. 1252-E, P. 27

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. 27