The Solitary and Big Bonanza Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 12,500 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 12,500 Feet (3,810 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.43389, -106.10722
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Solitary and Big Bonanza Mine MRDS details
Primary: Solitary and Big Bonanza Mine
Secondary: Big Bonanza
Secondary: Little David
District: Upper Blue River
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Clastic Sedimentary Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Deposit): NUMEROUS PORPHYRY DIKES. VEINS ARE NARROW FILLINGS IN FAULT FISSURES. VEINS TREND N-NE MOSTLY, BUT ALSO NW. SEE USGS BULL. 970 FOR DEPOSIT DESCRIPTION.
Comment (Workings): SHAFT
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): 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): SINGEWALD, Q.D., 1951, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE UPPER BLUE RIVER AREA, SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 970, p. 52