Red Mountain

The Red Mountain is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,499 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: Red Mountain  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.4814, -112.24390

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Red Mountain MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Red Mountain


Commodity

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


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: Patented


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Nilson Enterprises
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1977


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: Galena
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Sphalerite
Unknown: Tetrahedrite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): GRADES ARE FROM AN ASSAY OF A GRAB SAMPLE FROM THE TONNAGES ARE ESTIMATES OF INVESTIGATOR DATA ARE SUPPORTED BY REPORTS IN BACKUP FILE

Comment (Environmental Factors): THERE WERE NO MILL TAILINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SITE. THE ONLY POTENTIAL ADIT DISCHARGE WAS A SEEP AT THE TOE OF WASTE ROCK DUMP 1 THAT DISCHARGES INTO THE MAN-MADE FLUME. THE FLUME SUPPLIED WATER TO CHESSMAN RESERVOIR. THIS SEEP WAS DISCHARGING AT A FLOW OF LESS THAN 1 GPM WITH A PH OF 6.67. THE SAMPLE OF THIS DISCHAGE EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL FOR ARSENIC. A SMALL INTERMITTENT TRIBUTATRY TO TENMILE CREEK CONTACTED SEVERAL OF THE WASTE ROCK DUMPS. OBSERVED RELEASES WERE DOCUMENTED FOR ARSENIC, LEAD, AND ZINC. NO MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS WERE EXCEEDED THAT WERE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO THIS SITE. A WATER SUPPLY FLUME FOR THE CHESSMAN RESERVOIR CROSSED THIS SITE. WASTE ROCK FROM WASTE ROCK DUMPS 1 AND 5 SLUFFS OR ERODES INTO THIS FLUME AND IS INTRODUCED INTO THE WATER SUPPLY. THERE WAS ONE OPEN SHAFT THAT WAS A HAZARDOUS MINE OPENING.


References

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPT. OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES

Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-145.

Reference (Deposit): BECRAFT, 1963, U.S. GEOLIGICAL SURVEY, P. 56, PLATE 6.

Reference (Deposit): PARDEE AND SCHRADER, 1933, U.S. GEOLGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN

Reference (Deposit): 842, P. 249.