The Reef Titanium/Iron Occurrence

The The Reef Titanium/Iron Occurrence is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,000 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: The Reef Titanium/Iron Occurrence  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 47.12722, -112.11528

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The Reef Titanium/Iron Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: The Reef Titanium/Iron Occurrence


Commodity

Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Titanium, Metal


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: The Reef


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: MAGNETITE AND ILMENITE MAKE UP 95% OF DEPOSIT, OTHER MINERAL GRAINS 1%, CEMENT 4%


Materials

Ore: Ilmenite
Ore: Magnetite
Gangue: Feldspar
Gangue: Chert
Gangue: Sphene
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Zircon


Comments

Comment (Location): ON E. FLANK OF THE RIDGE KNOWN AS THE REEF

Comment (Geology): OCCURRENCE IS IN TOP OF VIRGELLE SANDSTONE

Comment (Deposit): BEDS ARE A DARK REDDISH-BROWN COLOR AND ARE FIRMLY CEMENTED


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: SCHMIDT, ROGER G., 1979, USGS BULL. 1441, P. 68

Reference (Deposit): SCHMIDT, ROGER G., 1979, ROCKS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE WOLF CREEK AREA, LEWIS AND CLARK AND CASCADE COUNTIES, MONTANA: USGS BULL. 1441, P. 6

Reference (Deposit): 1966 RECON R.G. SCHMIDT: BULL. 144