Prize Mine

The Prize Mine is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana.

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: Prize Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.85333, -112.47222

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Satelite image of the Prize Mine

Prize Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Prize Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Gould-Stemple District


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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Owen Byrnes


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: Granite Peak Stock


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): "CONSIDERABLE" AMOUNT OF GOLD PRODUCED

Comment (Deposit): COPPER STAINED QUARTZ IS SAID TO BE BARREN, THE GOLD BEING CONFINED TO THE VARIETY THAT CONTAINS IRON OXIDES ONLY

Comment (Workings): SHAFT, DRIFTS

Comment (Location): WEST SIDE OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1968)


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 79, 85

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 842, P. 85.