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Diamond Mine, Butte, Butte District (Summit Valley District), Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 1' 36'' North , 112° 31' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.02667,-112.52472
GeoHash:G#: c2pvz6vuz
Other regions containing this locality:Rocky Mountains, North America
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Ref: Geology and Ore Deposits of the Butte District, Montana; W. Weed 1912
Ref.: Rocks & Min.: 16: 247.
REF:Deposit:: USGS PP 74, P. 171-183, PL. X.
Deposit:: MBMG BULL 10, P. 60.
Deposit:: USGS-USBM MINERAL YEARBOOKS, 1911.
Commodities (Major) - Copper; (Minor) - Gold, Silver; (Trace) - Arsenic
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock: Quartz Monzonite


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19 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 2085655
Tailings, mine dumps, and slag piles

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: tailings, mine dumps, slag

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: 2984479
Granitic rock

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

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]

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]

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