The Beatrice is a mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 6,880 feet.
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Elevation: 6,880 Feet (2,097 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.4819, -112.30440
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Beatrice MRDS details
Secondary: Combination, Great Western No.1
Secondary: Key West, Golden Gate, Beatrice
County: Lewis and Clark
Land ownership: National Forest
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Type: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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): 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.
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.