Willis Creek Prospect

The Willis Creek Prospect is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,000 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: Willis Creek Prospect  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 47.05778, -112.17028

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Willis Creek Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Willis Creek Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Barium-Barite
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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

Type: L
Description: Eldorado Thrust Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Barite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): AT HEAD OF WILLIS CREEK.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF PROSPECT PITS


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. 66-67

Reference (Deposit): SCHMIDT, ROGER G., AND STRONG, CEYLAR 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