Big Ox Mine

The Big Ox Mine is a 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: Big Ox Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 46.79167, -112.29528

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Big Ox Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Ox Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Silver


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


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

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: Quartz Diorite Dike 500 Ft. Long Dipping 75 Nwmarysville Stock Marysville Stock


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritized Microdiorite


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT 0.6 KM E OF DEER CREEK.

Comment (Production): 2 CARLOAD SENT 1934- LEAD ORE, WITH LITTLE OX. MINE.

Comment (Workings): SHAFT


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 59, P. 16, 18, 61, 77, 80, 111, 137, 165, PL. 1

Reference (Deposit): USBM MIN. YR. 1934, P. 399.