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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 0' 0'' North , 112° 31' 60'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.00000,-112.53333
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Aikinite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Allanite Group'

Allophane

Alunite

Amphibole Supergroup

var: Uralite

Anatase

Andalusite

'Andorite'

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

Autunite

Azurite

Baryte

Beraunite

Beryl

Betekhtinite

'Biotite'

Böhmite

Boothite

Bornite

Brochantite

Calcite

Caledonite

Canfieldite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Chamosite

var: Thuringite

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Colusite (TL)

Copiapite

Copper

Coquimbite

Cornwallite

Corundum

var: Sapphire

Covellite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

Danburite

Dickite

Digenite

Djurleite

Dolomite

Elbaite

'Electrum'

Enargite

Epidote

Epsomite

Ferberite

Ferrimolybdite

Fluorite

Galena

Goethite

Gold

Goldfieldite

Goslarite

Greenockite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

'Halloysite'

Helvine

Hematite

var: Specularite

'Heulandite'

Hinsdalite

'Hornblende'

Hübnerite

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

Libethenite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Luzonite

Magnetite

Malachite

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Marcasite

Melanterite

var: Cuprian Melanterite

Microcline

Molybdenite

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Nontronite

Orthoclase

Palygorskite

Pearceite

Pickeringite

Polybasite

Powellite

Proustite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Smoky Quartz

Ramsdellite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Romanèchite

Römerite

Rutile

Sanidine

Scheelite

Schorl

Seligmannite

Sepiolite

Siderite

var: Manganoan Siderite

Silver

Smithsonite

Sphalerite

var: Cleiophane

Stephanite

'Stilbite'

Stromeyerite

Szomolnokite

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

Titanite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Turquoise

Uraninite

Vivianite

Voltaite

'Wad'

Wavellite

Wittichenite

'Wolframite'

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Zircon

Zoisite

Zunyite


136 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Regional Geology

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Holocene - Pleistocene
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2073258
Surficial deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: alluvium, fan gravel, terrace gravel, landslide deposits, travertine, till, glacial lake deposits, outwash deposits

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]

Holocene - Calabrian
0 - 1.806 Ma



ID: 2864433
Gravel

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 1.806 Ma)

Description: Variable deposits that range from pebble to boulder size and include sand, silt, and clay. Dominantly alluvial terrace, abandoned channel and floodplain, remnant alluvial fan, and local glacial outwash.

Lithology: Major:{gravel}, Minor:{sand,silt,clay}

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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References

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Weed, W.H. (1912), USGS Professional Paper 74. "Geology and Ore Deposits of the Butte District, Montana."
Zehein, L.G. (1964): The Mineralogy of the Butte District, Montana. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, MBMG 268.
Jenkins II, Robert E. & Jerry A. Lorengo (2002): Butte, Montana - Minerals, Mines and History. The Mineralogical Record 33(1), 5-69.
Mercer, C.N. & Reed, M.H. (2013): Porphyry Cu-Mo Stockwork Formation by Dynamic, Transient Hydrothermal Pulses: Mineralogic Insights from the Deposit at Butte, Montana. Economic Geology 108, 1347-1377.
Mercer, C.N., Reed, M.H. and Mercer, C.M. (2015): Time scales of porphyry Cu deposit formation: insights from titanium diffusion in quartz. Economic Geology 110, 587-602.

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