Hopeful Mine

The Hopeful Mine is a gold 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: Hopeful Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.66778, -112.06306

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Hopeful Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hopeful Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Otto Anderson


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: L
Description: Faults Trending N 70 W, Dip 45e


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: $45/TON ORE (1900'S)


Materials

Ore: Lead
Ore: Mimetite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Ankerite


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT N NNW OF HELENA.

Comment (Production): SMALL AMOUNT OF AU, PB ORE; $45/TON

Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ-GOLD VEIN, AND COMPOSITE VEIN. STRIKE FAULT THAT DIPS E AND CUTS THE VEIN.

Comment (Workings): ADITS AND INCLINES, INCLINES NUMBERED 1, 2 & 3, RANGE FROM 40 TO 150 FT IN LENGTH


References

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 842, P. 54

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 51-54