Lucky Lode Prospect

Occurrence in Sanders county in Montana, United States with commodities Lead, Copper, Nickel, Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10019056
MRDS ID DC08422
Record type Site
Current site name Lucky Lode Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -114.58098, 47.26877 (WGS84)
Elevation 1707
Relative position 1 MI NW THREE LAKES PEAK
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Montana Sanders

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Montana Principal 017N 023W 06 NW Montana

Comments on the location information

  • NEAR SEEPAY CREEK; ON THE HIGH RIDGE THAT DIVIDES SANDERS AND MISSOULA COUNTIES.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Copper Secondary
Nickel Secondary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pentlandite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result MUCK PILE SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.14 % CU. CHEMICAL TESTS SHOW THAT NICKEL IS PRESENT IN LOW CONCENTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE PYRRHOTITE RICH AREAS.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Argillite
    Rock unit name Prichard Formation
    Rock description Prichard Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -114.58098, 47.26877

Ore body information

  • General form POD/LENS
    Strike N 75 DEG W
    Dip 65 DEG SW
    Width 1.89M

Comments on the geologic information

  • PYRRHOTITE, IS THE MOST ABUNDANT SULFIDE. MINE IS NEAR PRICHARD - RAVALLI CONTACT.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 65.53M

Comments on the workings information

  • TWO ADITS OF APPROXIMATE EQUAL LENGTH AND SEVERAL PROSPECT PITS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS DC08422

Bibliographic references

  • Analytical Data

    SRC.REF: CROWLEY, F. A., 1963 : MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 34 , P. 49 .

  • Deposit

    CROWLEY, F. A., 1963 , MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS (EXCEPT FUELS) SANDERS COUNTY, MONTANA: MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 34 , P. 40 .

  • Deposit

    CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 04-10-1961

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VEIN PARALLELS BEDDING, AND HAS OFFSHOOT VEINLETS. MINERALIZATION IS ERRATIC CONSISTING OF PODS 4 TO 5 IN ACROSS WHICH ARE SCATTERED SPARSELY THROUGHOUT VEIN

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-1974 Unknown U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-APR-1979 Rojstaczer, Stuart A. U.S. Geological Survey