Copper Queen

Occurrence in Park county in Montana, United States with commodities Copper, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Nickel, Arsenic

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10056260
MRDS ID SP01141
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Queen

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.58303, 45.28741 (WGS84)
Elevation 2134
Relative position ABOUT 2 MI SOUTHWEST OF KNOWLES PEAK
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Montana Park

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Montana Principal 006S 009E 26 NE4 Montana

Comments on the location information

  • IN GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary
Silver Secondary
Platinum Secondary
Nickel Secondary
Arsenic Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • GRAPHITE AND ASBESTOS ARE PRESENT BUT NOT RECOVERABLE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Host Rocks Said To Be Altered

Analytical data

Result CHIP AND GRAB SAMPLES RAN TR-0.8 OZ/TON AG, 0.03-5.41% CU, 0.008-0.6% NI, 0.001-0.002 OZ/TON PT. TWO SAMPLES CONTAINED 0.02 AND 0.09 OZ/TON AU AND ONE SAMPLE CONTAINED 1.2% AS

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Ultramafic Intrusive Rock > Hornblendite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.58303, 45.28741

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Beartooth Uplift. Deposit Is In Western Part Of Uplift
Local Shear Zones

Ore body information

  • General form VEINS IN SHEAR ZONE

Comments on the geologic information

  • HORNBLENDE DIORITE MAY BE UNMETAMORPHOSED EQUIVALENT OF THE METADIORITE SCHIST

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Mill Creek District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the production information

  • PROBABLY NO PRODUCTION

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1983
    Total resources 35,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Copper Cu 0.48 wt-pct Copper Major 1983
    Silver Ag 4.235 g/mt Silver Minor 1983
    Nickel Ni 0.08 wt-pct Nickel Minor 1983

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • FIRST ESTIMATE IS FOR INFERRED SUBMARGINAL RESOURCES IN CRUSHED AND SHEARED ZONES ON THE COPPER QUEEN CLAIM. SECOND ESTIMATE IS FOR INFERRED SUBECONOMIC RESOURCES BETWEEN THE COPPER QUEEN AND LOST CABIN WORKINGS

Comments on the workings information

  • SEVERAL PITS AND TRENCHES

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS SP01141

Bibliographic references

  • Analytical Data

    STOTELMEYER AND OTHERS, 1983

  • Deposit

    STOTELMEYER, R.B., JOHNSON, F.L., LINDSEY, D.S., RIDENOUR, JAMES, AND SCHMAUCH, S.W., 1983, ECONOMIC APPRAISAL OF THE NORTH ABSAROKA WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, PARK AND SWEET GRASS COUNTIES, MONTANA, IN MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE NORTH ABSAROKA WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, PARK AND SWEET GRASS COUNTIES, MONTANA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1505-C, P. 173-176

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINERALIZED SHEAR IN DIORITE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1993 Peterson, Jocelyn A. U.S. Geological Survey