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Cleopatra Mine, Lion Mountain group (Lion Mountain tunnel; Cleopatra; Atlantis; Ariadne; Condor; Alta; True Fissure; Mark Anthony; Oneida; Pride of the West; Blue Bird; Sheep Mountain; Ramshorn; Silver Quartz), Bryant District (Hecla District), Beaverhead Co., Montana, USAi
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Cleopatra MineMine
Lion Mountain group (Lion Mountain tunnel; Cleopatra; Atlantis; Ariadne; Condor; Alta; True Fissure; Mark Anthony; Oneida; Pride of the West; Blue Bird; Sheep Mountain; Ramshorn; Silver Quartz)- not defined -
Bryant District (Hecla District)Mining District
Beaverhead Co.County
MontanaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 36' 11'' North , 112° 56' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.60306,-112.93639
GeoHash:G#: c2peqjf1p
USGS MRDS Record:10148018
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Butte-Silver Bow (Balance)33,525 (2013)39.7km
Dillon4,210 (2017)48.9km


On east slope of Lion Mt., Sec. 2, T 3 S, R 11 W.
Commodities (Major) - Silver, Lead, Copper, Zinc (Minor) - Gold
Development Status: Past Producer

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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


Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Rob Lavinsky (ex. Dennis Mullane specimen)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Bayldonite8.BH.45PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Bayldonite41.5.14.1PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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.

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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3192025
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]

Mississippian - Devonian
323.2 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 2128583
Three Forks Formation and Jefferson Formation, undivided

Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 419.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Three Forks Formation; Jefferson Formation

Lithology: Major:: {0-50m(calcareous siltstone, argillaceous siltstone, sandstone, shale, limestone, argillaceous limestone)| 30-200m(dolomite, silty dolomite, shaly dolomite)}; Minor:: {0-50m(dolomite solution breccia)| 30-200m(shale, solution breccia)}

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]

Tournaisian - Famennian
346.7 - 372.2 Ma



ID: 2925155
Three Forks and Jefferson Formations

Age: Paleozoic (346.7 - 372.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Three Forks Formation; Jefferson Formation

Description: Three Forks Formation (MDt): Sappington Member (upper part of formation):yellowish orange and yellowish gray siltstone. Trident Member (middle part of formation): greenish gray and light olive gray, fossiliferous, calcareous shale that contains interbeds and nodules of fossiliferous, argillaceous limestone. Logan Gulch Member (lower part of formation): yellowish gray and grayish red, argillaceous limestone breccia and shale breccia that may include dolomitic siltstone. Marine to restricted marine with evaporite basins. Thickness as much as 185 m (607 ft). Jefferson Formation (Dj): Birdbear Member (upper part of formation): light to medium gray, sucrosic dolomite. Lower part of formation: grayish black, commonly petroliferous dolomite or limestone that may be interbedded with light gray quartzite. Marine. Thickness as much as 520 m (1,706 ft).

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:{limestone,shale,dolostone}, Minor:{siltstone,sedimentary breccia}, Incidental:{quartzite}

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

References

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MONT. BUR. MINES AND GEOL. MEMOIR 25, 1948, P. 5, 61-69.
MONT. BUR. MINES AND GEOL. MEMOIR 31, 1949, P. 6.
MONT. BUR. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 85, 1972, P. 112, 118.
U.S. GEOL. SURVEY MAP I-1803-C, 1989.


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