Diamond Copper Mine
Butte-Silver Bow, Montana
The Diamond Copper Mine is in Butte-Silver Bow, Montana. Historically the site has been associated with the Butte Mining District which is now part of the Deerlodge National Forest. The Diamond Copper Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Production size when active was considered to be small. Mine operations consist of underground workings. There is one known shaft. Subsurface depth reaches a maximum of 640 meters (2,100 feet). The ore mined is composed of chalcocite, covellite and gold with waste material consisting primarily of calcite, pyrite and quartz. The ore body extends 4 meters (14 feet) in width. Associated rock in this area is quartz monzonite from the Upper Cretaceous epoch 100.50 to 66.00 million years ago. The Northern Rocky Mountains physiographic province of the Rocky Mountain System characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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THE COVELLITE VEIN IS FOUND IN THE DIAMOND MINE, ALONG WITH THE HIGH ORE VEIN, BELL VEIN, DERNIER VEIN, AND SKYRME VEIN. THE VEINS ARE BROKEN BY THE BELL FAULT, WHICH SHIFTS THE ENTIRE BLOCK OF GROUND NORTH OF THE FAULT TO THE NW.
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IT IS CONNECTED WITH THE CORRA MINE ON THE 1100 FEET LEVEL.
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Other deposits in the same region.
East Grey Rock Mine
Green Mountain Copper Prospect
West Grey Rock Mine
Wake Up Jim Mine
Corra Copper Mine
Green Mountain Mine
Valdemere Gold Mine
Moose Manganese Mine
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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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