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Alice Mine (Alice Pit), Walkerville, Butte Mining District (Summit Valley Mining District), Silver Bow Co., Montana, USAi
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View of the Butte copper-silver mining area, in 1897.

Alice Mine, Walkerville, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
View of the Butte copper-silver mining area, in 1897.

Alice Mine, Walkerville, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
View of the Butte copper-silver mining area, in 1897.

Alice Mine, Walkerville, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
View of the Butte copper-silver mining area, in 1897.

Alice Mine, Walkerville, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
View of the Butte copper-silver mining area, in 1897.

Alice Mine, Walkerville, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
View of the Butte copper-silver mining area, in 1897.

Alice Mine, Walkerville, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
View of the Butte copper-silver mining area, in 1897.

Alice Mine, Walkerville, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
View of the Butte copper-silver mining area, in 1897.

Alice Mine, Walkerville, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 1' 58'' North , 112° 32' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Walkerville700 (2017)0.2km
Butte34,190 (2011)3.2km
Butte-Silver Bow (Balance)33,525 (2013)17.3km
Warm Springs3,000 (2013)25.2km
Anaconda9,417 (2011)33.0km


A mine that was started in 1876. This was one of the largest mines of the silver area.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


26 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogical Record 33:1
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Reference: Mineralogical Record 33:1
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: Appendix 2: 23,26.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Mineralogical Record 33:1; Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ore Deposits at Butte, Montana, R. H. Sales, 1914
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Mineralogical Record 33:1
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 16: 244.; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: From ore sample note on specimen collected by M.H.Gidel, Anaconda Geologist, in 1951.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 16: 244.; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte District, Montana, W. Weed; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Gammons, C. H., Szarkowski, J., & Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining engineering Magazine website

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Manganoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Mn)CO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Helvine9.FB.10Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Helvine76.2.4.1Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
-(Ca,Mn)CO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
CCarbon
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O CerussitePbCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S AcanthiteAg2S
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Gammons, C.H., Szarkowski, J., and Stevenson, R. (2016) New investigations of the mineralogy of silver in the world-class porphyry-lode deposits of Butte, MT. Mining Engineering Magazine website [http://me.smenet.org/docs/Publications/ME/Issue/WebExclusiveFinal.pdf].
Dana 6 (xxxx) A2, 23, 26.
Rocks & Minerals (xxxx) 16, 244.
Weed, W.H. (1912) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Butte District, Montana. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 74.
Pardee, J.T. (1918) Manganese at Butte, Montana. in Ransome, F.L., Burchard, E.F., and Gale, H.S. (1918) Contributions to Economic Geology (short papers and preliminary reports) 1918, Part I.- Metals and nonmetals except fuels, 111-130 [https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/ttu-ir/handle/2346/65320].
Sales, R.H. (1914) Ore Deposits at Butte, Montana, with discussion. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, 46, 3-109.
Jenkins II, Robert E. and Lorengo, Jerry A. (2002) Butte, Montana: Minerals, Mines and History. Mineralogical Record, 33(1), 5-69.


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