Chris Tucker Minerals
Specializing in minerals from Montana
Blackhawk-Alice Mine, Castle Mountains District, Meagher County, Montana
The workings of the larger Blackhawk mine consumed the workings of the Alice. Underground development at both mines consisted largely of shafts and silver/lead ores were produced. In later years open pit operations largely destroyed the historic workings. Much manganese ore was produced during the more recent operations. Currently several car loads of Pb/Ag/Mn ore sits in one of the pits; the ore contains a fair amount of wulfenite, complete crystals are very rare.
Looking across one of the pits at the mine. The dumps extend to the tree line in the distance.
One of the pits of the Blackhawk-Alice, note the manganese rich boulders.
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