Blue Jay Mine

The Blue Jay Mine is a lead, copper, and silver 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 Jay Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.68194, -112.24306

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Blue Jay Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Jay Mine
Secondary: Red Bird Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Iron
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Swan Brothers
Years: 1933 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1900
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: LARGE, IRREGULAR CHAMBERS OR PIPES


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Hematite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR WILLIT RIDGE

Comment (Production): $300000 IN CU, AG, PB ORE AND FE VALUABLE FOR FLUXING

Comment (Deposit): ORE BODY PITCHES TO THE SOUTH. RESEMBLES COPPER PITCH ORE. MOST ORE FOUND AT DEPTHS OF 100-200 FT. IN PIPES

Comment (Workings): 350 FT. INCLINED SHAFT. OPENINGS ALONG OUTCROP.

Comment (Geology): BRECCIATED ORE AND POROUS SILICIOUS ORE GIVE EVIDENCE THAT PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND GALENA WERE ONCE PRESENT BUT HAVE BEEN WEATHERED OUT.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 60-1.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG IC 13, P. 28.

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 842, P. 60.