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Keokuk Mine (Keokirk), Bryant District (Hecla District), Beaverhead Co., Montana, USAi
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Keokuk Mine (Keokirk)Mine
Bryant District (Hecla District)Mining District
Beaverhead Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 35' 34'' North , 112° 56' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.59278,-112.93889
GeoHash:G#: c2peq5bmj
USGS MRDS Record:10123719
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
Butte-Silver Bow (Balance)33,525 (2013)40.7km
Dillon4,210 (2017)48.0km

REF:Deposit:: MONT. BUR. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 25, 1948, P. 75.
Deposit:: MONT. BUR. MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 85, 1972, P. 115, 117-118.
Commodities (Major) - Zinc; (Trace) - Lead, Silver, Copper
Development Status: Past Producer

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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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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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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]

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]

485.4 - 541 Ma

ID: 2132392
Snowy Range Formation, Hasmark Formation, Pilgrim Formation, Park Shale, Meagher Limestone, Silver Hill Formation, Wolsey Shale, and Flathead Sandstone, undivided

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

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

Lithology: Major:: {20-50m(dolomite, shale)| 12-120m(dolomite, sandy dolomite, sandstone)| 45-60m(shale)| 12-230m(limestone, dolomitic limestone, dolomite)| 15-120m(glauconitic siltstone, micaceous shale, glauconitic argillaceous sandstone, limestone)| 0-43m(quartzitic sand stone, arkosic sandstone, glauconitic sandstone)| 235-300m(dolomite)| 0-100m(calcareous shale, limestone, dolomite, shale, mudstone)}; Minor:: {| | 45-60m(dolomite, calcareous sandstone, siltstone, mudstone)| | |0-43m(siltstone, mudstone, shale)| | 0-100m(sandstone)}

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]

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