Chris Tucker Minerals
Specializing in minerals from Montana
The Gem Queen Pegmatite, Jefferson County, Montana
For it's small size, the Gem Queen has produced a large number of exceptionally fine specimens; most notably fine groups of titanite. Shortly after the locality was discovered, small scale mining began. Numerous difficulties with illegal collecting caused the closure of the project. Over the years mining claims have been located on the locality only to be abandoned largely due to difficulties with illegal collecting activity. Several years ago, I heavily worked the locality; I drove through the pegmatite at depth and reached the southern edge. Some minor amounts of in situ pegmatite are still present, mostly along the western edge; there is limited potential for future discoveries at the locality.
The workings at the Gem Queen.
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