SUPPORT US. If mindat.org is important to you, click here to donate to our Fall 2019 fundraiser!
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Gagnon Mine, Butte, Butte District (Summit Valley District), Silver Bow Co., Montana, USAi
Regional Level Types
Gagnon MineMine
Butte- not defined -
Butte District (Summit Valley District)Mining District
Silver Bow Co.County
MontanaState
USACountry

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Lock Map
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 0' 14'' North , 112° 32' 2'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.00389,-112.53389
GeoHash:G#: c2pvxnz24
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Butte34,190 (2011)0.1km
Walkerville700 (2017)3.4km
Butte-Silver Bow (Balance)33,525 (2013)14.8km
Warm Springs3,000 (2013)27.6km
Anaconda9,417 (2011)34.4km


Ref.: Dana :1091; Dana 7:II:515; Rocks & Min.: 16:247; Geology and Ore Deposits of the Butte District, Montana; W. Weed 1912; Sales R. H. (1914),Ore Deposits at Butte, Montana; Manganese at Butte, Montana; J.T. Pardee 1918; Mineral Associations at Butte, Montana, D.C. Bard & M.H. Gidel, 1914.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Mineralogical Record 33:1
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Sales R. H. (1914),Ore Deposits at Butte, Montana.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: USGS Bull 583
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: 1091; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 515.
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 16:247.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ferberite4.DB.30FeWO4
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Goslarite7.CB.40ZnSO4 · 7H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Goslarite29.6.11.2ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
O HübneriteMnWO4
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O FerberiteFeWO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
MnManganese
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4
W FerberiteFeWO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Holocene - Pleistocene
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2073258
Surficial deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: alluvium, fan gravel, terrace gravel, landslide deposits, travertine, till, glacial lake deposits, outwash deposits

Lithology: Sand, gravel

Reference: Zientek, M.L., P.D. Derkey, R.J. Miller, J.D. Causet et al. Spatial Databases for the Geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains - Idaho, Montana, and Washington. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1235 Version 1.0. [25]

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3187684
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 2984479
Granitic rock

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Vuke, S.M., Porter, K.W., Lonn, J.D., and Lopez, D.A., 2007, Geologic Map of Montana - Compact Disc: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology: Geologic Map 62-C, 73 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:500,000. This map was digitized in 2012 as a result of a contract betwe

Lithology: Major:{granitic}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
 
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: October 20, 2019 10:53:23 Page generated: March 4, 2019 16:52:55
Go to top of page