Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering


An interesting group of calcite veins occur near Livingston Montana in a zone about eight miles wide and forty miles long in the edge of the Plains region of Montana in front of the Main ranges. The zone extends from the Boulder River south of Big Timber, through Springdale and Hunters Hot Springs, to Potter's Basin just north of Wilsall in Park County. The group of veins is particularly interesting because they cut relatively flat lying strata, suggest a structural relation­ship to one another, and they are nearly pure calcite.

The present investigation was to determine the position of the calcite veins by plotting them on a base map of the district. In addition, it was planned to determine the mineralogy end origin of the veins and their structural and stratigraphical relationship to the rocks of the Livingston formation which they cut.