Solitary and Big Bonanza Mine

The Solitary and Big Bonanza Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 12,500 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: Solitary and Big Bonanza Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

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

Site Name

Primary: Solitary and Big Bonanza Mine
Secondary: Solitary
Secondary: Big Bonanza
Secondary: Little David


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Upper Blue River


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Clastic Sedimentary Rock
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Barite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

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


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): 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