Risorgimento Mine

The Risorgimento Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,180 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: Risorgimento Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 9,180 Feet (2,798 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 38.01694, -107.35194

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Risorgimento Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Risorgimento Mine
Secondary: Patented Claim: Risorgimento
Secondary: Ms 17676


Commodity

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


Location

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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: John Watson
Home Office: Casper, Wy.
Years: 1977 -

Owner Name: Hughes Mining Co.
Home Office: Grand Junction, Co.
Years: 1977 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1958
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: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Workings): UPPER TUNNEL DRIVEN GENERALLY SOUTH OR SE FOR 70 FT; LOWER TUNNEL DRIVEN GENERALLY SOUTH OR SE FOR 400 FT. IN 1977, NEW 125-FT ADIT WAS BEING DRIVEN TO INTERSECT OLD WINZE.

Comment (Deposit): MINE LOCATED NORTH OF LAKE CITY CALDERA WALL IN UNCOMPAHGRE CALDERA MOAT-FILL SEQUENCE. SAPINERO MESA TUFF FOLIATION TRENDS N 30 TO 65 E,5 TO 15 SE, VEIN LIES NEAR WEST MARGIN OF SLACK'S (1980) BARITE/PRECIOUS METALS ASSEMBLAGE, INNER QUARTZ-SPHALERITE ZONE NEXT TO QUART/BASE METAL ASSEMBLAGE, INNER QUARTZ-CHALCOPYRITE ZONE. NO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE OF VEIN AND ORE, BUT IT APPEARS TO BE EITHER RADIAL VEIN OR TRANSVERSE VEIN SIMILAR TO THAT AT PELICAN MINE TO NE.

Comment (Location): MINE LIES ON HILLSIDE SOUTH OF HENSON CREEK ABOUT 0.35 MILE BELOW CONFLUENCE OF ALPINE GULCH. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Production): PROBABLE PARTIAL PRODUCTION RECORD. FIGURES UNAVAILABLE FOR YEARS PRIOR TO 1958.


References

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): 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): COLORADO DIV. MINES INF. REPTS. AND ANNUAL OPERATOR REPT.

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEY MS 17676 PROD

Reference (Production): COLORADO DIV. MINES ANNUAL OPERATOR REPT.

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

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