GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Montana Mining Districts

Data Provider Montana State Library
Date 12/01/1993
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract Mining Districts of Montana, developed by the Montana Abandoned Mines Reclamation Bureau. Based on a map of minining districts made in 1935, with some districts revised or removed, with addtional districts added. The districts were revised again in May of 1995.Mining districts were formed by associations of miners in a region who developed rules and laws to govern mining in the district. They sometimes established a monument to serve as the reference point for surveys in the district and created a description of the district boundary. Mining districts are no longer legal entities. Historical narratives describing the mining districts and their boundaries are available at http://deq.mt.gov/Land/AbandonedMines/linkdocs.
Purpose This data was developed to facilitate the understanding of historical documents about mining. For some mines, the only record of their locations are descriptions of their situation within a mining district.
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Data Access http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/NonMSDI/Shapefiles/MineDist1994.zip
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Distribution liability The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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