Beaver Meadow Lead-Zinc Occurrence

The Beaver Meadow Lead-Zinc Occurrence is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,151 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: Beaver Meadow Lead-Zinc Occurrence  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 5,151 Feet (1,570 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 47.28472, -112.51194

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Beaver Meadow Lead-Zinc Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Beaver Meadow Lead-Zinc Occurrence


Commodity

Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


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

Not available


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
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Beaver Meadows


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: South Fork Thrust Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ANALYSIS SHOWS 5 % PB, VERY LOW ZN


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): IN BEAVER MEADOW, ABOUT 1 MI. N. OF THE DEARBORN RIVER

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 A SHALLOW VERTICAL SHAFT

Comment (Geology): FAULT TRENDS N 85 DEG. W. AND DIPS 63 DEG. W. FLATHEAD SANDSTONE BEDS ARE VERTICAL IN LIMB OF A DRAG FOLD.


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: MUDGE, M.R., ERICKSON, R.L., KLEINKOPF, D., 1968, USGS BULL. 1252-E, P. 28

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. 2

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