Valley Forge

The Valley Forge is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,279 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: Valley Forge  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 5,279 Feet (1,609 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.4903, -112.24720

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Satelite image of the Valley Forge

Valley Forge MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Valley Forge


Commodity

Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Rimini


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

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
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

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Tourmaline
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Arsenopyrite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): GRADES IN MATRIX 1 ARE FROM REC 700, Z NOT REPORTED, PROD S GRADES IN MATRIX 2 ARE FROM ASSAY OF GRAB FROM RED MTN DUMP. TONNAGES ARE INVESTIGATORS ESTIMATES.


References

Reference (Deposit): PARDEE AND SCHRADER 1933 USGS BULL 842 P 257-258

Reference (Deposit): BECRAFT,ETAL,1963,USGS PP 428,P 55

Reference (Deposit): KNOPF,1913,USGS BULL.527,P.82-83