Sterling Group

The Sterling Group is a silver, zinc, copper, and lead mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,601 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: Sterling Group  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 11,601 Feet (3,536 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Zinc, Copper, Lead

Lat, Long: 37.88444, -107.49806

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Sterling Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sterling Group
Secondary: Patented Claims: Sterling, MS 6267
Secondary: Nellie, G., MS 6267
Secondary: Conalon, MS 6267
Secondary: Dolphin, MS 6267
Secondary: Unpatented Claims: Sterling Extension Nos. 1-2
Secondary: Conalon Extension No. 1
Secondary: Dolphin Extension Nos. 1-2
Secondary: Midnight No. 1
Secondary: Sleeper No. 1
Secondary: Sunday Nos. 1-4
Secondary: Sunday Extension Nos. 1-2


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Bismuth


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: Sherman 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: James Wells
Home Office: Lake City, Co.
Years: 1970 -

Owner Name: 32-36 Development Co.
Home Office: Lake City, CO
Years: 1970 -


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, Silverton Caldera, Eureka Graben


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION IS APPROXIMATE, BUT CLAIMS LIE ON STEEP HILLSIDE NORTH OF SNARE CREEK 0.5 TO 1.0 MILE ABOVE CONFLUENCE WITH CUBA GULCH AND COTTONWOOD CREEK. CLAIMS EXTEND WESTWARD ONTO HANDIES PEAK (1955) QUAD. ELEV AND LAT-LONG GIVEN ARE FOR APPROX MIDPOINT OF CLAIM GROUP IN NW SEC. 23. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Workings): TWO OLD SHAFTS 12 AND 110 FT DEEP


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEY MS 6267

Reference (Deposit): COLORADO DIV. MINES INF. REPTS.

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