The Jack Pine Mine
Powell County, Montana
Powell County, Montana
•Commodities: Fluorite, Phosphorus, Gold , Silver
• Claim designation: un-patented lode
• Size: 20.66 acres
• Location: Powell County, Montana
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The Jack Pine is a documented Fluorite and Phosphorus producer in the Ophir district of Central Montana.
Historically production began during the 1930's for the war effort by aiding in precious Phosphorous for allied munitions and steel manufacturing.
After WWII, the mine was developed by the Bunker Hill mining company in the 1960's, with latter testing and development by Newmont Gold in the 1980's.
Featuring dual-adits with historically documented workings in excess of 1200', an old blacksmith shop, a hand timbered ore sorting bin and a substantially sized mine spill featuring multi-color Montana Fluorite specimens and quartz.
The Ophir district is mostly known for Gold production, though as with most mineralized districts, a multitude of economically viable mineral deposits such as Fluorite, Phosphorous and rare earth elements are present in vast quantities.
Today, gem grade fluorite crystals are highly sought after in the Gem and Mineral fields, in addition the the possible Gold and Silver values of the area, Phosphorous is also a sought after commodity in many fields.
Primary workings consist of and upper and lower adit workings from the 1930's-through the 1960's. Secondary workings consist up open stope surface workings and diamond drill sights.
Original underground workings will require overburden removal to continue underground exploration and development.
Surface outcroppings of the mineralized vein can be located above the primary mine entrance for additional testing.
An old blacksmith cabin from the 1960's is present near the old adit workings. The old equipment onsite includes a large smelting kiln, this further enforces the possibility of Gold mined as a primary resource during one time or another.
A hand timbered ore sorting bin is present just below the primary workings, the ore would have been loaded into the bin and slid down into waiting trucks on the lower road access.
A lower camping and staging area is accessible for recreational vehicles on the southern end of the claim parcel, with multiple camping and staging area further up the old mine road and near the primary workings.
Water is accessible in the annual flowing creek near the road access.
This extremely secluded area is easily accessible with any 4x4 vehicle type and most 2wd higher clearance types.
A unique mineral property with excellent potential for fluorite crystal specimens, Gold, Silver and high grade Phosphorous ore.
Available for the beginning enthusiast up to an established mining company.