Osage Chief Mine

The Osage Chief Mine is a gold, copper, and iron 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: Osage Chief Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper, Iron

Lat, Long: 46.65056, -112.24417

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Osage Chief Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Osage Chief Mine
Secondary: Crissman Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Primary: Iron


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: J. W. S. Corr


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
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


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: $20/TON AU-CU-FE ORE


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Hematite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): S OF COPPER HILL MINE

Comment (Production): $10,000 IN AU-CU-FE ORE BETWEEN 1910-1912. ORE WORTH $20/TON

Comment (Deposit): ALL ORE SAID TO HAVE BEEN FOUND WITHIN 20 FT. OF SURFACE

Comment (Workings): LARGE OPEN CUT AND SHORT INCLINED SHAFT.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 61

Reference (Deposit): MBMG 1C 13, P. 29

Reference (Production): USGS BULL 842, 61.