Little Sampson Mine

The Little Sampson Mine is a silver and 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: Little Sampson Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.47556, -112.24444

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Little Sampson Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Sampson Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Rimini 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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: Art Benson
Home Office: Butte, Mt.

Owner Name: C. A. Magnuson
Home Office: 2530 Peasley Canyon Rd., Aburn, Wa.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1957
Year Last Production: 1958
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


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: Red Mountain Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Boulangerite
Ore: Pyrargyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Bournonite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Polybasite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): E SIDE OF TENMILE CREEK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1950)


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 30, P. 28

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 25, P. 25

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 254, PL.41

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, PL. 19