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Copper Cliff Mine (Cramer Creek Cu deposit), Copper Cliff Mining District, Missoula Co., Montana, USAi
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Copper Cliff Mine (Cramer Creek Cu deposit)Mine
Copper Cliff Mining DistrictMining District
Missoula Co.County
MontanaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 48' 32'' North , 113° 27' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Clinton1,052 (2011)20.2km
Drummond336 (2017)28.2km
Turah306 (2011)28.8km
Piltzville395 (2011)31.6km
Bonner-West Riverside1,663 (2011)33.8km


Sec. 11, T 12 N, R 15 W.

Commodities (Major) - Copper; (Minor) - Silver, Gold; (Trace) - Arsenic, Antimony
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Pilcher Formationt, Hasmark Formationt, Garnet Range Formationt
Structure: Bearmouth Overthrust, Deep Creek Anticline, Series Of Generally Ne Trending Faults Within A 1000 Ft. Belt (Forms The Cliff)
Host Rock: Sedimentary Breccia, Quartzite, Shale, Limestone, Mylonite; cemented by sulphides.
Tectonic Structure: Cordilleran Miogeosyncline

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Euchroite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: Lapis 23(4), 9 (1998)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Euchroite8.DC.07Cu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Euchroite42.6.3.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H EuchroiteCu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O EuchroiteCu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu EuchroiteCu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2O
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu CopperCu
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As EuchroiteCu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2O
As EnargiteCu3AsS4

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: 3189087
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2085421
Garnet Range Formation

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Garnet Range Formation

Lithology: Major:: {micaceous quartzite, impure argillite}

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2780737
Garnet Range Formation: locally includes upper Libby Formation and Pilcher Formation in northwestern Montana

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Garnet Range Formation

Description: Dark green, micaceous, fine-grained quartzite with subordinate argillite interbeds. Thickness as much as 1,200 m (3,937 ft). In northwestern Montana - Libby Formation: Light to dark gray and greenish gray siltite and argillite with subordinate quartzite in mud-cracked couplets. Thickness as much as 2,300 m (7,546 ft). Pilcher Formation: Light gray and red cross-bedded, feldspathic, fine grained quartzite. Garnet Range Formation: Dark green, micaceous, fine-grained quartzite with subordinate argillite interbeds. Thickness as much as 1,200 m (3,937 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:{quartzite,argillite,metasiltstone}

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Lapis 23(4), 9 (1998)
USGS BULL 660, P. 220-223.
MBMG BULL 8, P. 11-15, 28-31.
MBMG BULL 108, P. 15.
MBMG MEM NO 39, P. 28.
MBMG BULL. 95, 1975, P. 20
MBM G MEM 20, 1940 P.83
(Production:) PARDEE, 1918, U.S.G.S. 660-F MBMG BULL 8, P. 11-15


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