Baldy Smith Mine

The Baldy Smith Mine 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: Baldy Smith Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.66944, -112.22222

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Baldy Smith Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Baldy Smith Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Baldy Smith
Home Office: Austin, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: IRREGULAR PARALLEL BANDS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Corkite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): 2.5 MI NE OF AUSTIN.

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE SEVERAL FT WIDE

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL PITS, CROSSCUT, DRIFTS


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 62