Gold Bug Mine

The Gold Bug Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,681 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: Gold Bug Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,681 Feet (2,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 38.64028, -105.97667

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Gold Bug Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Bug Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Turret District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Homer Moore
Home Office: 2719 Wood Avenue, Colorado Springs, Co.
Years: 1952 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1900
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Southern Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Pleasant Valley Syncline, E-W-Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 2 OZ/TON AU, 6 OZ/TON AG + 9% CU, SAMPLE F-13314 SHOWED 0.46% EU, 0.28%


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Silver
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): LARGE DUMP AND CAVED SHAFT EVIDENT AT SURFACE; SHAFT REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN 500 FT DEEP

Comment (Location): ABOUT 0.5 MILE EAST OF TURRET ALONG CAT GULCH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ-FILLED FISSURE FOLLOWING A FINE-GRAINED PORPHYRY DIKE


References

Reference (Deposit): BHUTTA, M.A., 1954, GEOLOGY OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE AND FREMONT COUNTIES, COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES PHD THESIS, 173 P.

Reference (Deposit): NELSON-MOORE, J.L., COLLINS, D.B., HORNBAKER, A.L., 1978, RADIOACTIVE MINERAL OCCURRENCES OF COLORADO AND BIBLIOGRAPHY: CGS BULLETIN 40, P. 89

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, WALDEMAR, 1908, NOTES ON COPPER DEPOSITS IN CHAFFEE, FREMONT, AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, COLORADO: USGS BULLETIN 340, P. 157-174.

Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., TAYLOR, R.B., EPIS, R.C. AND WOBUS, R.A., 1978, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PUEBLO 1 DEG X 2 DEG QUADRANGLE, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: USGS MAP I-1022, 1:250,000