Blue Bird Copper and Silver Mining Co.

The Blue Bird Copper and Silver Mining Co. is a silver and lead 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: Blue Bird Copper and Silver Mining Co.  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.65833, -112.05611

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Blue Bird Copper and Silver Mining Co. MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Bird Copper and Silver Mining Co.


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


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: Scratchgravel Quartz Monzonite Stock


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Mimetite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): SEVERAL TONS OF RICH PB-AG ORE WERE MINED

Comment (Location): S PART OF SCRATCHGRAVEL HILLS, ON DIVIDE TOWARDS E.

Comment (Workings): A SHAFT WITH LEVELS EXTENDING 500 FT N AND 200 FT S. SOME OPEN PITS.

Comment (Deposit): POCKET OF RICH GALENA-SILVER SAID TO HAVE BEEN FOUND IN QUARTZ STRINGER ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 55-6, PL. 3

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 842, P. 56.