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Elba, Butte, Butte District (Summit Valley District), Silver Bow Co., Montana, USAi
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Elba- not defined -
Butte- not defined -
Butte District (Summit Valley District)Mining District
Silver Bow Co.County
MontanaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 0' 30'' North , 112° 34' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.00833,-112.56667
GeoHash:G#: c2pvwrx3y
USGS MRDS Record:10019585
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Butte34,190 (2011)2.5km
Walkerville700 (2017)3.7km
Butte-Silver Bow (Balance)33,525 (2013)13.7km
Warm Springs3,000 (2013)25.5km
Anaconda9,417 (2011)31.9km


REF:Deposit:: USGS FILES
Deposit:: USGS-USBM MINERAL YEARBOOKS 1918, 1924-27.
Commodities (Major) - Silver, Manganese
Development Status: Past Producer
Structure: Boulder Batholith
Host Rock: Quartz Monzonite

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
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

CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
MnManganese
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

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: 2113917
Biotite-hornblende granodioritic rocks along the Continental Divide, Anaconda Range, Sapphire Mountains, and Flint Creek Range

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Major:: {biotite-hornblende granodiorite, biotite-hornblende monzogranite, tonalite}

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]

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