Lannigan Mountain Area

The Lannigan Mountain Area is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 4,501 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: Lannigan Mountain Area  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 4,501 Feet (1,372 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 47.07, -112.20167

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Satelite image of the Lannigan Mountain Area

Lannigan Mountain Area MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lannigan Mountain Area


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Silica


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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Lannigan 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: Quartz
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Barite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF PROSPECT PITS SUNK ALONG QUARTZ VEINS

Comment (Location): VEINS IN SW 1/4 SECT. 10 AND IN SECT. 11,

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IN THE FORM OF QUARTZ VEINS; WHITE QUARTZ, QUARTZ AND CRUSHED ARGILLITE, OR QUARTZ, BARITE, AND COPPER MINERALS. ONE LARGE VEIN DEVOID OF BARITE OR DISSEMINATED SULFIDES COMMONLY STANDS SEVERAL FEET ABOVE THE SURROUNDING GROUND SURFACE


References

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. 66, 81

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

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

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