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Revenue-Virginius Mine

Location: Ouray County, Colorado

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

State: Colorado
County: Ouray
Elevation: 7,546 feet (2,300 meters)
Latitude: 37.9739
Longitude: -107.74940
Primary: Arsenic

Revenue-Virginius Mine MRDS Details

All data originates from the USGS Mineral Resource Data System.

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Revenue-Virginius Mine"
Secondary: "Revenue Tunnel Group of Mines"
Primary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
State: Colorado
County: Ouray
District: Sneffels
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land Ownership: Mixed
Administrative Organization:
Type: Patented
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Revenue-Virginius Mining Co.
Company ID: 503528
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Boulder, Co 80302
Info Year: 1990
Years: -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type:
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Open Stope - Overhand
Milling Method: Flotation
Year First Production: 1876
Year Last Production:
Discovery Year: 1876
Discovery Method:
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size:


Physiography

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Section:
Physiographic Detail:
Name:
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Structure

Alterations

Rocks



Analytical Data

Materials

Unknown: Fluorite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Barite
Unknown: Ankerite
Unknown: Tetrahedrite
Unknown: Tennantite
Unknown: Sphalerite
Unknown: Sericite
Unknown: Rhodonite
Unknown: Rhodochrosite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Galena


Comments

Comment Type:
Geology
Comment THE SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF THE SAN JUAN TUFF AND THE SILVERTON SERIES IS 2.75.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment WAR MINERALS REPORT, APRIL 1943, 17 PP. HITE, ALAN G. DEPOSIT SUMMARY REPORT, ZINC, CAMP BIRD MINE, OURAY COUNTY, COLORADO. NOV. 1980, 46 PP. PROPERTY UPDATED JUL 1990.
Comment Type:
Economic Factors
Comment CONCENTRATOR LISTED IS ACTUALLY THE CAMP BIRD MILL WHICH IS ASSUMED TO BE THE CUSTOM MILL IN THIS EVALUATION
Comment Type:
Economic Factors
Comment THE ORE IS CUSTOM MILLED ELSEWHERE AND THERE IS NO MILL AT THE MINE SITE
Comment Type:
Reserve-Resource
Comment SALISBURY 7/28/80 MEMO SHOWS SILVER IS SECOND COMMODITY. RANCHERS EXPL & DEVELOP HAD DEVELOP PLANS (MNG ENG., MARCH, 80, P.262). NO CURRENT DATA EXISTS
Comment Type:
Ownership
Comment REVENUE-VIRGINIUS MINING CO. ADDRESS: 250 ARAPAHOE (SUITE 305 PARK WEST BLDG), BOULDER, CO 80302 HECLA MINING CO. WROTE OFF DEVELOPMENT OF MINE AND DROPPED LEASE IN NOVEMBER 1986.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: BURBANK,W.S. STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF ORE DEPOSITION IN THE
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: RED MOUNTAIN, SNEFFELS, AND TELLURIDE DISTRICTS OF THE
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO. COLORADO SCIENTIFIC
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: SOCIETY PROCEEDINGS, VOLUME 14, NO. 5, 1941, 120 PP.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: RANCHERS EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: 1981 ANNUAL REPORT
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: 1982 10-K REPORT
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: 1983 ANNUAL REPORT
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: LARSON, ROBERT, PROJECT MANAGER OF REVENUE-VIRGINIUS MINE,
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: RANCHERS EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT CORP. PERSONAL
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: COMMUNICATION, FEB. 2, 1984.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: POINTS,JIM, MANAGER OF FEDERAL RESOURCES CORPORATION, OURAY,
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: COLORADO. PERSONAL COMMUNICATION, FEB. 6, 1984.
URL:
Reference Category:
Reserve-Resource
Pages:
Reference: RANCHER'S EXPLOR & DEVEL CORP 1981 ANNUAL REPORT
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: RANCHERS EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT CORP. 1982 ANNUAL REP.
URL: