112.125°S 45.4427°E

OverviewGold
Location1Aliquots
Comments3Records
Owners1Records
Nearby10Records
Physiography1Records

"Sage Hen Mine" is a producer vein deposit site discovered in 1894 in the Rocky Mountain System of Montana, The United States. It is a small deposit, located in the Sheridan (Horse Creek) District mining district and is not considered to be of world-class significance.1
Gold and zinc deposits are documented at "Sage Hen Mine." Gold is present at a grade sufficient to have a strong effect on the economics of an excavation project. It may even be viable as the only commodity mined. The zinc at this site is economically interesting but not currently recoverable.
At the time this deposit was surveyed, there was a small scale production. Mining opporations could be year-round, intermittent, or seasonal. Ogden Bros was most closely involved in the discovery of this deposit.

Site identification and general characteristics. Learn about deposits.

GoldPrimary Commodity Group
ZincTertiary Commodity Group
SiteRecord Type?
ProducerDevelopment Status?
VeinDeposit Type?
UnknownOperation Type?
1894Year Discovered?
Ogden BrosDiscovered By?
SmallProduction Size?
D009987MRDS ID?
Not SignificantSignificance?
MetallicSite Commodity Type?
SmallDeposit Size?

Information inserted by MRDS MIGRATION on 3/12/2002 and last updated by USGS on 4/28/2003.

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Location Info

Sage Hen Mine mining deposit is located in Montana .

MontanaCounty / State
The United StatesCountry

LineLU CodeRegionCountryStateCounty
117268NAUnited StatesMontanaMadison

Coordinates
Location data and precision available for this deposit.

LineLatitudeLongitudePoint ReferenceLocation PrecisionRelative PositionElevation (meters)
145.44278-112.12417n/a5003.5 MI S76E OF SHERIDAN1829

PLSS Coordinates
Public Land Survey System (PLSS) coordinates for this site.

LineLU CodeStateMeridianTownshipRangeSectionAliquot Part
113532MontanaMontana PrincipalT.4S,R.4W,Sec. 32n/a

Age
Geologic ages associated with host or associated rocks or with mineralization at the site.

Type?Age Estimate?Method?Media?Young Text?Old Text?
Associated Rock—Pliocene-
Host Rock—Neoarchean-
Host Rock Unit—Neoarchean-

Alteration
Mineralogical and chemical alteration at or near the site, which may help to indicate the geographic extent of the geological processes producing the deposit.

Line?Type?Category?Text?
1L-Oxidation

Comments
Additional textual information about a site or deposit.

Line?Category?Comment?
1WorkingsN50W INCLINE SHAFT WITH DRIFTS AND STOPES. 120 FT. S85E ADIT WITH CROSSCUT.
1LocationINFO FROM LAND.ST :(1978)
1DepositVEIN ALONG SCHIST-MARBLE CONTACT. OCCUPYS BEDDING PLANE FISSURE. LENSES OF ORE CONTROLLED BY CROSS FISSURES.

Mining Districts
Formal or informal mining district names.

Line?District?
1Sheridan (Horse Creek) District

Land Status
Land status information.

Line?Land Status?Admin Area?
1Private-

Materials
Minerals or other materials present in the deposit.

Rec?Role?Material?
1OreGold
2OreSphalerite

Mine Names

Line?Name?Status?
1Sage Hen MineCurrent

Ore Control
Controls on emplacement of ore such as faults or other structural features.

Line?Terms?Text?
1-Fissures

Other Databases
Other database records pertaining to the site. May include obsolete or predecessor databases as well as those maintained by other Federal agencies.

Line?Code?Name?Agency?Record ID?Note?
1MRDSMineral Resources Data SystemUSGSD009987-

Physiography
Physiographic area where the resource is found.

MRDS Code?Area?Prov?Section?Details?
10478Rocky Mountain SystemNorthern Rocky Mountains-Tobacco Root Mountains

Reference
Bibliographic references.

Line?Category?Bibliographic Reference?Pages?URL?
1DepositLEVANDOWSKI, D.W. 1956, PHD, U OF MICH–

Reporter
Reporters who compiled or edited information about the site.

Line?Reporter?Type?Date?Affiliation?Comment?
1Loen, Jeffrey S. (Pearson, Robert C.)R2/1/1983U.S. Geological Survey-

Rocks
Geological materials at the site.

1st Order Name?2nd Order Name?3rd Order Name?4th Order Name?Most Specific?
Plutonic RockMafic Intrusive RockDiorite-Diorite
Metamorphic RockMetasedimentary RockMarble-Marble

Workings
Workings at the site.

Line?Type?Name?Area?Additional Info?
1Underground—

Owner Name and Address

The United States

Type
Owner
Home Office
Sheridan, Wy.
Year Beginning
1932

Sage Hen Mine MRDS details

Site Name
Primary: Sage Hen Mine

Commodity
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Zinc

Location
State: Montana
County: Madison
District: Sheridan (Horse Creek) District

Land Status
Land ownership: Private

Holdings

Workings
Type: Underground

Ownership
Owner Name: Jim Winslow
Home Office: Sheridan, Wy.
Years: 1932 –

Production

Deposit
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1894
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S

Physiography
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Tobacco Root Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody
Form: TABULAR, LENSE

Structure

Alterations
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation

Rocks
Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoarchean
Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoarchean
Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

Materials
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite

Comments

Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment: VEIN ALONG SCHIST-MARBLE CONTACT. OCCUPYS BEDDING PLANE FISSURE. LENSES OF ORE CONTROLLED BY CROSS FISSURES.

Comment Type:
Workings
Comment: N50W INCLINE SHAFT WITH DRIFTS AND STOPES. 120 FT. S85E ADIT WITH CROSSCUT.

Comment Type:
Location
Comment: INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1978)

References

Reference Category:Deposit
This adit has been caved since the 80s
Very good assays and report's on this mine and the area surrounding it.
It also is just to the Northeast of the Latest Out Mine that i own as well.
Call or text Rob or Ken at Montanagoldandsilvermines.com