Beatrice

The Beatrice is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 6,880 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: Beatrice  

State:  Montana

County:  Lewis and Clark

Elevation: 6,880 Feet (2,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.4819, -112.30440

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Beatrice MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Beatrice
Secondary: Combination, Great Western No.1
Secondary: Key West, Golden Gate, Beatrice


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Silver


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

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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

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Structure

Not available


Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

Comment (Environmental Factors): THERE WERE NO MILL TAILINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SITE. THREE OF THE ADITS HAD MINOR DISCHARGES WHICH, WHEN COMBINED, MADE UP THE MAJORITY OF THE FLOW IN AN UNNAMED TRIBUTARY TO MINNEHAHA CREEK. NO MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL EXCEEDANCES WERE OBSERVED. ADIT DISCHARGE PH MEASUREMENTS WERE 4.34 FOR ADIT #1, 6.51 FOR ADIT #2, AND 5.06 FOR ADIT #3. THE UNNAMED TRIBUTARY TO MINNEHAHA CREEK CUT DIRECTLY THROUGH THE TOES OF TWO OF THE WASTE ROCK PILES. THIS CAUSED HIGH TURBIDITY AND STAINED THE STREAMBED RED. OBSERVED RELEASES TO SURFACE WATER WERE DOCUMENTED FOR COPPER AND LEAD. THE OPEN SHAFT AND OPEN ADIT WERE ACCESSIBLE AND POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-144.

Reference (Deposit): RUPPEL, 1963, U.S.GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1151, P.99-100.