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 Articles
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 CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Butte Highlands Mine (Highland; Nevin Hill; Tilton; Murphy; Only Chance; J.B. Thompson; Diamond T), Highland District (Siberia District), Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 47' 50'' North , 112° 30' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.79722,-112.50833
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


REF:Deposit:: ROBINSON, G. D., KLEPPER, M. R., AND OBRADOVICH, J. D., 1968, OVERLAPPING PLUTONISM, VOLCANISM, AND TECTONISM IN THE BOULDER BATHOLITH REGION, WESTERN MONTANA, IN STUDIES IN VOLCANOLOGY: GEOL. SOC. AM. MEM. 116, P. 557-576.
Deposit:: MBM & G MEM 32,1950 P37-55
Deposit:: MBM & G MEM 15, 1935, P73
Deposit:: THE NORTHERN MINER. ORVANA BEGINS SURVEY AT BUTTE HIGHLAND
Deposit:: 5/23/94. P.3.
Deposit:: THE NORTHERN MINER. ORVANA PLANS FINANCING FOR BUTTE PLAY
Deposit:: MBMG MEM
Commodities (Major) - Gold; (Minor) - Silver; (Trace) - Copper, Zinc, Lead
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Diorite (Gabbro) Batholith Satellite Pluton, Fish Creek Pluton, Granodiorite, Meagher Formation, Dolomitic Limestone
Structure: Steeply Nw-Plunging Anticline, Mother Lode Fault, Diorite (Gabbro) Intrusion, Parent Fault, Boulder Batholith
Host Rock: Dolomite
Tectonic Structure: Cordilleran Miogeosyncline


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

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

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 2099807
Boulder and Tobacco Root batholiths, granodiorite

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Major:: {granodiorite}

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]

Furongian - Middle Cambrian
485.4 - 513 Ma



ID: 2907709
Snowy Range through Flathead Formation: Snowy Range, Pilgrim, Park, Meagher, Wolsey, and Flathead Formations; or Snowy Range, Hasmark, Silver Hill, and Flathead Formations

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 513 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Snowy Range Formation; Pilgrim Limestone; Park Shale; Meagher Limestone; Wolsey Shale; Flathead Sandstone

Description: Snowy Range Formation (CAsr): Sage Member (upper part of formation): gray limestone and grayish green shale interbedded with grayish green flat-pebble conglomerate. Dry Creek Member (lower part of formation): greenish gray shale and grayish orange calcareous sandstone. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 85 m (280 ft). Pilgrim Formation: Gray, commonly mottled limestone that may contain intraformational limestone conglomerate. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 180 m (590 ft). Park Formation: Grayish green, fissile, micaceous shale with a few thin beds of calcareous sandstone and thin, gray limestone. Local arkose beds. Offshore marine. Thickness as much as 310 m (1,017 ft). Meagher Formation: Gray to bluish gray limestone and dolomitic limestone, locally mottled and with intraformational conglomerate beds. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 300 m (984 ft). Wolsey Formation (CAw): Dark green and purplish gray fissile, micaceous shale, thin glauconitic limestone beds and thin, fine-grained sandstone beds. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 145 m (476 ft). Flathead Formation (CAf): Pinkish gray to light gray sandstone or quartzite. Locally very glauconitic, pebbly, arkosic, or iron-stained. Marine shoreface. Thickness as much as 100 m (328 ft). Hasmark Formation: Light gray or bluish gray limestone and dark-gray calcareous shale. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 560 m (1,823 ft). Silver Hill Formation: Brown, green, and very light gray banded calcareous shale interbedded with laminated limestone. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 120 m (394 ft).

Lithology: Major:{shale,limestone,sandstone}, Minor:{conglomerate}, Incidental:{dolostone}

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: July 23, 2019 01:40:20 Page generated: December 27, 2017 22:30:22
Go to top of page