The Copper Creek Molybdenum/Mercury Occurrence is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 7,799 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.
Elevation: 7,799 Feet (2,377 Meters)
Lat, Long: 47.08194, -112.75167
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Copper Creek Molybdenum/Mercury Occurrence MRDS details
Primary: Copper Creek Molybdenum/Mercury Occurrence
County: Lewis and Clark
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Geophysical Anomaly
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Red Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: ANALYSIS OF ROCK SAMPLE SHOWED 500 PPM MOLYBDENUM AND 10 PPM MERCURY
Comment (Deposit): ROCK SAMPLE FROM COPPER-BEARING QUARTZ-CARBONATE VEIN 4 TO 6 INCHES THICK
Comment (Location): NEAR JEEP TRAIL ABOUT 1000 FT. W. OF COPPER CAMP, HEAD OF COPPER CK.
Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: MUDGE, M.R. AND OTHERS, 1974, USGS BULL. 1385-B, P.52
Reference (Deposit): MUDGE, MELVILLE R. AND OTHERS, 1974, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SCAPEGOAT WILDERNESS, POWELL AND LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTIES, MONTANA: USGS BULL. 1385-B, P. 52, 57, 5
Reference (Deposit): 1970 COMPILE MUDGE, M.R. AND OTHERS: BULL. 1385-