Bissonette Mine

The Bissonette Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 4,902 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: Bissonette Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 4,902 Feet (1,494 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.99806, -112.10111

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Bissonette Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bissonette Mine
Secondary: Includes Champion and Liberty Claims


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Barium-Barite
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Wolf Creek District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: The Anaconda Co.
Home Office: Hennessy Bldg., Butte, Mt.

Owner Name: Champion Silver Mining Co.
Home Office: Attn. Lyle Health, Shermam Plaza, 901 Sherman, Suite 1218, Denver, Co 80203


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: Transverse Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tennantite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Barite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): W/2 OF SECTION 3

Comment (Workings): 2 TUNNELS

Comment (Geology): POST MINERAL FAULTING


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 92, P. 6.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 113-14.