Mammoth Claim

The Mammoth Claim is a gold and copper 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: Mammoth Claim  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper

Lat, Long: 46.73833, -112.36861

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Mammoth Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mammoth Claim


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


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: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: Marysville Stock


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE OF $10-50/TON IN AU OR PB, ZN AND AG (1900)


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT 3.0 KM NW OF BALD BUTTE MT. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1959)

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION WAS RECORDED IN 1906, 1910, 1911

Comment (Deposit): LODE CONSISTS OF BRECCIATED COUNTRY ROCK CEMENTED WITH IRON OXIDES.

Comment (Geology): PROBABLY EXTENSION OF NILE VEIN.

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL OPEN CUTS, SHORT INCLINES, AN ADIT


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 75.

Reference (Deposit): USGS-USBM MINERAL YEARBOOK