Little Creek Copper Prospect

The Little Creek Copper Prospect is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 4,600 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: Little Creek Copper Prospect  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 47.00361, -112.15222

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Little Creek Copper Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Creek Copper Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Wolf Creek District


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: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): N. SIDE OF MIDDLE FORK OF LITTLE CREEK ABOUT 40 FT. ABOVE STREAM LEVEL

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A SHORT ADIT THAT IS NOW FILLED WITH WATER AND INACCESSIBLE


References

Reference (Deposit): 1966 RECON R.G. SCHMIDT: BULL. 1441

Reference (Deposit): 1972 GEOLMAP R.G. SCHMIDT, C.P. STRONG: MAP GQ977

Reference (Deposit): SCHMIDT, ROGER G., 1979, ROCKS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE WOLF CREEK AREA, LEWIS AND CLARK AND CASCADE COUNTIES, MONTANA: USGS BULL. 1441, P. 65

Reference (Deposit): SCHMIDT, ROGER G., AND STRONG, CEYLON P. JR., 1972, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE ROBERTS MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE: USGS MAP GQ977