Big Ox

The Big Ox is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 5,059 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: Big Ox  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 5,059 Feet (1,542 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.7917, -112.29530

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Big Ox MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Ox


Commodity

Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
District: Marysville District


Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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

Type: Unknown


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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

Not available


Comments

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.


References

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