Saints John Mine

The Saints John Mine is a silver, lead, gold, zinc, and copper mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,479 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Saints John Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation: 10,479 Feet (3,194 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Gold, Zinc, Copper

Lat, Long: 39.57028, -105.87778

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Saints John Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Saints John Mine
Secondary: Florado
Secondary: Saint John Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Copper


Location

State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Montezuma


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gneiss
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Stephanite
Ore: Polybasite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Proustite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Rhodochrosite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): MORE SILVER LOWER IN THE MINE. SURFACE ORE: GLAENA WITH SPHALERITE, TETRAHEDRITE, POLYBASITE. DEEPER ORE: GALENA, SPHALERITE, PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, ARGENTITE, BRITTLE SILVER. RICHEST ORE DEEPEST: PROUSTITE, POLYBASITE, STEPHANITE, AG-TETRAHEDRITE, MINOR GALENA + SPHALERITE IN RHODOCHROSITE + BARITE.

Comment (Deposit): 8 LEVELS, MAIN VEIN STRIKE N30-50E

Comment (Workings): ADIT

Comment (Deposit): OLDEST PRODUCING MINE IN MONTEZUMA DISTRICT. ONE OF THE OLDEST SILVER MINES IN COLORADO. THIS RECORD DUPLICATED MRDS # DC05626. THE TWO RECORDS WERE COMBINED AND RECORD # DC05626 WAS DELETED.


References

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., 1991, ASCII DATABASE FOR PRINCIPAL LODE MINES AND MINERALIZED AREAS IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 91-0027A AND B, 22 P. AND ONE DISKETTE.

Reference (Deposit): NEUERBERG, G.J., BOTINELLY, THEODORE, AND ANALYSIS, 1977, SELECTED GEOCHEMICAL AND PETROGRAPHIC DATA FOR CHARACTERIZING THE MINERALIZED ROCKS OF THE MONTEZUMA MINING DISTRICT, CENTRAL COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN FILE REPORT 77-425.

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., IN PRESS, MINERALIZED AREAS AND PRINCIPAL LODE MINES IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-2163, SCALE 1:50,000.

Reference (Deposit): LOVERING, T.S., 1935, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MONTEZUMA QUADRANGLE, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 178, 119 P.

Reference (Deposit): LOVERING, T.S., AND GODDARD, E.N., 1950, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE FRONT RANGE, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 223, 319 P.

Reference (Deposit): CONSERVATION DIVISION COMP. DATE, 8, 65.

Reference (Deposit): BROWN, S.D., 1990, MINERAL APPRAISAL OF THE WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST, COLORADO -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES MLA XX-90, 50 P.

Reference (Deposit): PATTON, H.B., 1909, THE MONTEZUMA MINING DISTRICT OF SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO: COLORADO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, FIRST REPORT, 1908, P. 105-144.