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James R. Lee Mine, Broadwater County, Montana

The James R. Lee consists of a single claim with several shallow shafts and one adit exploring mineralized fractures in Paleozoic Quadrant Quartzite.  The mine was operated by the Radersburg Montana Mining Company and the ground was patented in 1914.  New York mineral dealer, Albert H. Petereit, marketed several wulfenite specimens to eastern U.S. collectors shortly after the turn of the century, the specimens have all appearances of having come from the James R. Lee.
 


The dumps to the James R. Lee mine, Broadwater County, Montana
The dumps to the main workings of the James R. Lee.

One of the James R. Lee shafts, Radersburg District, Broadwater County, Montana
This small windlass frame is over one of the shafts at the James R. Lee.

Looking down one of the James R. Lee shafts
Looking down one of the James R. Lee shafts.  The shaft is shallow and probably did not produce much ore.

Looking up and out of one of the shafts at the James R. Lee
Looking out of one of the James R. Lee shafts.

Sunset at the James R. Lee mine, Radersburg Mining District, Broadwater County, Montana
Sunset at the James R. Lee in late July, 2005.

 

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