Empire Mine

The Empire Mine is a gold, lead, and silver mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 6,001 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: Empire Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.75583, -112.34778

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Empire Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Empire Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Herbert Carver, 802 - 5th Ave Helena Mt 59601

Owner Name: Fritsche, Albert
Home Office: Point Lookout, New Ulm, Mn 56073


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: 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: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: Pinching And Swelling Of Vein As If By A Fold Or Fault, Area Marked By The Coon Gulch Marysville Stock Marysville Stock


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: $30/TON AU, AG, CU, PB.


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): 60 STAMP MILL.

Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN IS PERSISTANT, MUCH OF IT IS SUGARY AND IN GENERAL IT IS MORE OR LESS BANDED STREAKED.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS LENGTH COMBINED FOR EMPIRE MINE AND THOSE OF THE M & L. THERE IS NO MEANS BY WHICH DISTINGUISHMENT CAN BE MADE. TRAVERMAN REFERENCE INDICATES 6000 FEET OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS

Comment (Geology): EMPIRE SHALE METAMORPHOSED IN THIS AREA

Comment (Location): W SLOPE OF MOUNT BELMONT.

Comment (Production): MINE PRODUCED 162,000 DOLLARS WORTH IN THE YEARS 1938 AND 1939


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 71, PL. 5.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 82, P. 13.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG MEM 20, P. 55.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 527, P. 75.