Czarina Mine

Past Producer in Silver Bow county in Montana, United States with commodities Silver, Manganese, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10089457
MRDS ID W026569
Record type Site
Current site name Czarina Mine
Alternate or previous names Tzarina Mine
Related records 10270451

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.57117, 46.0124 (WGS84)
Elevation 1725
Relative position APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF MILE WEST OF CITY LIMITS OF BUTTE, MONTANA
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Montana Silver Bow

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Montana Principal 003N 008W 14,15 Montana

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION APPROXIMATED, ALTITUDE APPROXIMATED

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Manganese Primary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • NO INFORMATION GIVEN AS TO SILVER BEARING MINERALS SEQUENCES. POSSIBLE SPHALERITE AND GALENA OCCURRENCE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Manganite Ore
Psilomelane Ore
Pyrolusite Ore
Rhodochrosite Ore
Wad Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Considerable Kaolinization

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.57117, 46.0124

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Boulder Batholith
Local Local North - East Striking Faults

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Strike N 70 DEG E
    Dip UNKNOWN
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 1.83M
    Length 152.4M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fractures Within Quartz Monzonite

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1864
Discoverer W. L. Forlin - Black Ledge Claims In Area
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1901

Mining district

District name Butte District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner John Cole (Leased Products)
  • Type Owner
    Owner Anaconda Copper Mining Co.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 609.6M
    Overall depth 45.72M

Comments on the workings information

  • SOME EXPLORATORY SURFACE PITS USED TO DELINEATE VEIN OUTCROPS. LENGTH OF WORKINGS FROM GEOLOGIC MINE MAP (ESTIMATED) DEPTH OF WORKINGS FROM CROSS SECTION

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W026569

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    DAS, PRODYOT K., 1950 , CZARINA MINE, THESIS IN PARTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, MONTANA SCHOOL OF MINES (MONTANA TECH), 21 P

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SURFACE OUTCROP IS 30 FEET ACROSS HOWEVER, VEIN SEEMS TO NARROW WITH DEPTH. LENGTH OF BODY INFERRED FROM MAP OF WORKINGS STRIKE OF VEINS FROM GEOLOGICAL MINE MAP

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1977 Mc Kenzie, Craig L.; R. B. Berg U.S. Geological Survey