Wayside Mine

The Wayside 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: Wayside Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.67278, -112.09944

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Wayside Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wayside Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Scratchgravel Hills District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: J. C. Robinson


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: Several Faults And Shear Zones Trending Ne And Nw Scratchgravel Quartz Monzonite Stock


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: $5.00-20.00/TON AU (1900'S)


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): NW OF THE NETTIE AND BLUE BIRD MINES.

Comment (Deposit): DOUBLE VEIN SEPARATED BY A FEW FEET OF ALTERED GRANITE, HAS SOME POSTMINERAL MOVEMENT. ANOTHER VEIN DEVELOPED BY A 50 FT TIMBERED SHAFT STRIKES WEST AND DIPS NEARLY VERTICAL, 4FT WIDE. NW PART OF CLAIM A PORPHYRY DIKE APPEARS. IT HAS SOME SMALL METAMORPHOSED SEDIMENTARY ROCK INCLUDED. IT HAS SOME GREEN COPPER STAINING AND SOME MALACHITE.

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUTS; SHALLOW TRENCHES, SHALLOW SHAFTS, DRIFTS


References

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 842, P. 44-46.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 44-45