Missouri Favorite Mine

The Missouri Favorite Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,058 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: Missouri Favorite Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 9,058 Feet (2,761 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 38.02222, -107.33083

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Missouri Favorite Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Missouri Favorite Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: Lake (Lake City) District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: San Juan Volcanic Field, San Juan Depression

Type: L
Description: San Juan-Uncompahgre Calderas, Lake City Caldera


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): EXACT LOCATION UNCERTAIN, BUT IRVING AND BANCROFT (1911) GIVE LOCATION AS ABOUT 0.75 MILE WEST OF LAKE CITY ON NORTH SIDE OF HENSON CREEK. ELEV AND LAT-LONG GIVEN ARE FOR APPROX MIDPOINT OF UNPATENTED CLAIM AT THIS GENERAL LOCATION, AS SHOWN ON STEVEN AND OTHERS' (1977) MAP. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Deposit): MINE LOCATED NORTH OF LAKE CITY CALDERA WALL IN UNCOMPAHGRE CALDERA MOAT-FILL SEQUENCE, ALONG PROBABLE CONCENTRIC FAULT OR FRACTURE TRENDING N 50 W, 70 SW. VEIN LIES IN SLACK'S (1980) BARITE/PRECIOUS METALS ASSEMBLAGE, OUTER RHODOCHROSITE-TETRAHEDRITE ZONE. FAULT CHARACTERIZED BY SLICKENSIDES ON WEST SIDE OF VEIN AND BY CONSIDERABLE UNSTABLE CLAY AND MUD GOUGE.

Comment (Workings): 600-FT DRIFT TUNNEL PROBABLY DRIVEN GENERALLY NORTH; AT 250 FT FROM PORTAL, 350-FT DRIFT DRIVEN FROM MAIN DRIFT AT 20- TO 30-DEG ANGLE TO NW.


References

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE LAKE CITY CALDERA AREA, WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP I-962.

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., AND OTHERS, 1976, MULTIPLE AGES OF MID-TERTIARY MINERALIZATION AND ALTERATION IN THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 71, NO. 3, P. 571-588.

Reference (Deposit): IRVING, J.D., AND BANCROFT, HOWLAND, 1911, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS NEAR LAKE CITY, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 478, P. 98-99.

Reference (Deposit): SLACK, J.F., 1980, MULTISTAGE VEIN ORES OF THE LAKE CITY DISTRICT, WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 75, NO. 7, P. 963-991.

Reference (Deposit): STEVEN, T.A., AND OTHERS, 1977, MINERAL RESOURCES OF STUDY AREAS CONTIGUOUS TO THE UNCOMPAHGRE PRIMITIVE AREA, SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS BULL. 1391-E, PL. 3.