Stillwater River Canyon and Stillwater Mine

Stillwater River canyon with mine

Detailed Description

The east side of the Stillwater River canyon, near Nye, Montana. The prominent outcrops in the canyon wall are plagioclase-rich, layered igneous rocks of the Stillwater Complex. The tailing pond of the Stillwater Mine is in the foreground. The Stillwater Mine produces palladium and platinum from the J-M Reef, an igneous layer in the Stillwater Complex. 


Image Dimensions: 2242 x 1516

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Nye, MT, US