Sam Gaty Mine

The Sam Gaty Mine is a silver and gold 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: Sam Gaty Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 46.63889, -112.07361

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Sam Gaty Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sam Gaty Mine
Secondary: No. 1 Shaft
Secondary: Franklin Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Scratchgravel Hills District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: C. E. Pew And Others
Home Office: C/O Monida Vaughn, 937 11th Ave.Helena, Mt. 59601

Owner Name: Helena Minerals Co., Inc.
Home Office: C/O Chester Leirness 1900 11th Ave. Helena, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Year Last Production: 1971
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: Scratchgravel Quartz Monzonite Stock


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: (1900'S)


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): MOST WORK WAS DONE THROUGH THE FRANKLIN AND SCRATCH GRAVEL MINES FROM 1914-1919.

Comment (Development): 150T/D MILL CAPACITY.

Comment (Deposit): IN 1914 THE SAM GATY AG-PB VEIN WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN RICH AU ORE. THE GATY VEIN CUTS AND DISPLACES THE GOLD VEIN.


References

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 82, P. 14.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 82, P. 14

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 36, 41-2.