Red Bell Mine
The Red Bell Mine is near Sheridan, Montana. Historically the site has been associated with the Tidal Wave Mining District which is now part of the Beaverhead National Forest. The Red Bell 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 length extends a maximum of 107 meters (350 feet). The ore mined is composed of sphalerite with waste material consisting primarily of talc. The mineralization at this location is from the Paleocene epoch 66.00 to 56.00 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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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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ORE OCCURS IN CRUSHED ZONE 150-FEET FROM MOUTH OF TUNNEL.