Ajax Mine

The Ajax 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: Ajax Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

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

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 46.71528, -112.49167

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Ajax Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ajax Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Ophir 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

Not available


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

Form: "IRON PIPE", IRREGULAR CYLINDRICAL


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet


Comments

Comment (Deposit): .5-2 FT. IN DIAMETER, STANDING VERTICAL

Comment (Production): $48000.00 IN AU ORE BY 1912.

Comment (Geology): E AND W OF OPHIR GULCH, THERE ARE SMALL MASSES OF INTRUSIVE QUARTZ MONZONITE.

Comment (Deposit): CUPRIFEROUS ORE RICHER IN GOLD ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Location): ABOUT 2.6 KM SE OF MEYERS HILL. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1959)


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 30, 33.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 98, P. 62.

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 842, P. 33. MBMG BULL 98, P. 62.