The Big Ox is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,059 feet.
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Elevation: 5,059 Feet (1,542 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.7917, -112.29530
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Big Ox MRDS details
Primary: Big Ox
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Marysville District
Land ownership: Unknown
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Environmental Factors): ORE DERIVED FROM THIS MINE WAS MILLED AT THE BIG OX MILL, WHICH WAS INVESTIGATED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS SITE. NO DISCHARGING ADITS, FILLED SHAFTS, SEEPS, OR SPRINGS WERE IDENTIFIED AT THE SITE DURING THE INVESTIGATION. NO SURFACE WATER WAS OBSERVED ON OR NEAR THE SITE. THE NEAREST SURFACE WATER WAS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1,500 FEET AWAY; CONSEQUENTLY, NO SURFACE WATER OR SEDIMENT SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED. ONE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS PARTIALLY OPEN ADIT WAS IDENTIFIED AT THE SITE.
Reference (Deposit): MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE U.S., 1927.
Reference (Deposit): BARRELL, 1907, P.57, 111.
Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-130.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPT. OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES