Butterfly Quartz Lode

The Butterfly Quartz Lode is a gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,098 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: Butterfly Quartz Lode  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 46.87944, -112.58000

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Satelite image of the Butterfly Quartz Lode

Butterfly Quartz Lode MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Butterfly Quartz Lode


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Gould-Stemple 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Mr. W. A. Hall


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1911
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: Granite Peak Stock


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Commodity): ASSAY REPORT; AU 0.19 OZ/TON, AG 3.2 OZ/TON PB 0.4%, CU 0.8%, ZN 0.4

Comment (Location): ON POORMANS CREEK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1968)

Comment (Development): CLAIMANT HAD SUED FOR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OCCURED DURING TIMBER CUTTING, OUTCOME OF SUIT IS UNKNOWN. CLAIMANT LATER FILED FOR QUIT CLAIM AND RECIEVED IT

Comment (Workings): THE TUNNEL WAS CAVED IN AND IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT THE LENGTH FAILED TO REACH HARD ROCK.

Comment (Deposit): DIORITE INTRUDES AS DIKES IN THE ARGILLITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1959 DIREXPL USF

Reference (Deposit): FS FILES