The Victory Mine is a magnesite mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 6,201 feet.
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Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Magnesite
Lat, Long: 46.7069, -112.50360
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Victory Mine MRDS details
Primary: Victory Mine
Secondary: Evening Star
County: Lewis and Clark
Land ownership: National Forest
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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 DISCHARGING ADITS OR SHAFTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SITE. THE TAILINGS WERE VERY SHALLOW AND COMPLETELY REVEGETATED. OPHIR CREEK FLOWED INTERMITTENTLY BELOW THIS SITE. THE STREAM CHANNEL HAD BEEN HEAVILY PLACERED, AND THE WATER FLOW WAS OFTEN SUBSURFACE BELOW THE PLACER TAILINGS PILES IN THE VICINITY OF THIS SITE. NO OBSERVED RELEASES TO SURFACE WATER WERE DOCUMENTED DURING THIS INVESTIGATION. NO MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS WERE EXCEEDED. THE STREAM SEDIMENT SAMPLES COLLECTED DOCUMENTED OBSERVED RELEASES OF ARSENIC, COPPER, AND MERCURY, WHICH WERE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THIS SITE.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPT. OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES
Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-138.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 842 ,1933, P. 32.