Whitetail Creek Molybdenum Occurrence

The Whitetail Creek Molybdenum Occurrence is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 6,401 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: Whitetail Creek Molybdenum Occurrence  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 47.24444, -112.67833

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Whitetail Creek Molybdenum Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Whitetail Creek Molybdenum Occurrence


Commodity

Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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: Geophysical Anomaly
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 Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ANALYSIS OF ROCK SAMPLE SHOWED 500 PPM MOLYBDENUM


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): .9 MI. N. OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE.

Comment (Deposit): ROCK SAMPLE FROM VERY THIN BED OF GREY-GREEN COPPER-BEARING ARGILLITE


References

Reference (Deposit): 1970 COMPILE MUDGE, M.R. AND OTHERS: BULL. 1385-

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, 5