Rainbow Silver Occurrence
The Rainbow Silver Occurrence is near Limestone, Montana. Historically the site has been associated with the Independence Mining District which is now part of the Gallatin National Forest. Ore mineralization has been found at this location, however the precise grade, tonnage, and extent of the mineralization are not known. There has been no production and little to no activity other than routine claim maintenance since the mineral discovery. The host rock in this area is gneiss from the Neoproterozoic era 1.00 to 0.54 billion years ago. The Middle Rocky Mountains physiographic province of the Rocky Mountain System characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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1 World-class significance is determined by total endowment of the contained commodity. This includes all past production and remaining reserves. Each commodity is considered separately and commodities cannot be combined to arrive at a significant size. The tonnage thresholds are from the mine model grade-tonnage studies. As of June 2008, many entries were classified as significant under less strict rules.
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LOCATED ON WEST SLOPE SOUTH OF NW LAKE OF RAINBOW LAKES.