Bell Boy Mine

The Bell Boy Mine is a gold mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 6,299 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: Bell Boy Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.73944, -112.36167

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Bell Boy Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bell Boy Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Marysville District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Owen Byrnes
Years: 1926 -

Owner Name: Gus Zimmerman
Years: 1926 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1888
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: Marysville Stock


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY OF ORE BODY, $10-50/TON AU, 1-3 OZ/TON AG, 8-30% PB


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Calamine
Gangue: Fluorite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): EXPLORED 300 FT. ON THE DIP, LIMITS UNKNOWN . VEIN CHARACTERS OF FILLED BRECCIAS WITH CONGLOMERITIC MASSES SURROUNDED BY BIOTITE AND CHLORITE. COMPLEX MINERALIZATION HISTORY, FISSURING, BRECCIATION, CHALCOPYRITE-FLUORITE-GALENA MINERALIZATION, POST MINERAL MOVEMENT OF FAULT, BIOTITE-CHLORITE COATING, PARTIAL OXIDATION.

Comment (Workings): CROSSCUT ADIT, DRIFTS, SEVERAL STOPES, "GLORY HOLE" PIT

Comment (Location): 2.1 KM NNE OF ROUNDTOP MTN.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): LARGE AMOUNTS OF ORE ARE THOUGHT TO BE PRESENT ABOVEAND BELOW CURRENT WORKINGS.

Comment (Production): FROM 1888-1891 IT PRODUCED $500000 CHIEFLY IN AU.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 71-4

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 842, P. 71-4.