Drumheller Mine

The Drumheller Mine is a gold, 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: Drumheller Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.67278, -112.10694

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Drumheller Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Drumheller Mine
Secondary: Aster Mine
Secondary: Howard Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
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: Helena Silver Lead Mining Co.
Years: 1927 -


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

Form: VERTICAL LODE


Structure

Type: L
Description: Diorite Sill Several Hundred Feet Thick Intrudes Sedimentary Rocks. Nw Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


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
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 50% PB, 10 OZ/TON AG, $5/TON AU
Analytical Data: ASSAY


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Ankerite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): 1.8 KM WSW OF SCRATCHGRAVEL HILL.

Comment (Deposit): LODE CONTAINS "STEEL GALENA"

Comment (Workings): SHAFT, 2 LEVELS, DRIFTS, OPEN CUTS

Comment (Geology): DIORITE AND SEDIMENTARY HOST ROCKS ARE TILTED, FAULTED, AND METAMORPHOSED BY INTRUSION OF QUARTZ MONZONITE


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 46-7