Sulphuret Mine

The Sulphuret Mine is a silver mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,970 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: Sulphuret Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 8,970 Feet (2,734 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 38.00806, -107.29972

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Sulphuret Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sulphuret Mine
Secondary: Sulphuret-Cora Mine
Secondary: Patented Claims: Sulphuret, MS 589
Secondary: Cora, MS 615


Commodity

Primary: Silver
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: H. E. Heath
Years: 1922 -

Owner Name: Sulphurette Mining And Milling Co.
Home Office: Pueblo, Co.
Years: 1922 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1921
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: Quartz Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene

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

Name: Quartz Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): MINE LIES ON LOWER HILLSIDE NE OF LAKE FORK AT VICKERS RANCH. ELEV AND LAT-LONG GIVEN ARE FOR CORA ADIT, IN SE SE SE SE SEC. 04 (FORESHORTENED SECTION). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Production): PROBABLE PARTIAL PRODUCTION RECORD. FIGURES REPORTED IN MINERAL RESOURCES OF U.S. VOLUMES FOR 1914, 1915, 1916, 1919, AND 1922 NOT REPORTED SEPARATELY BUT COMBINED WITH FIGURES FROM OTHER LAKE DISTRICT MINES.

Comment (Deposit): MINE LOCATED ON GENERALLY N 55 E-TRENDING RADIAL FAULT CUTTING UNCOMPAHGRE MOAT-FILL ROCKS AND PROJECTING NE FROM LAKE CITY CALDERA AND RED MTN RHYOLITE INTRUSION. VEIN LIES IN SLACK'S (1980) BARITE/PRECIOUS METALS ASSEMBLAGE, QUARTZ-SPHALERITE ZONE.

Comment (Workings): CDM REPORTS DESCRIBE SULPHURET WORKINGS AS 200-FT TUNNEL (DRIVEN GENERALLY NE), 40- AND 200-FT-DEEP SHAFTS. CORA TUNNEL DRIVEN GENERALLY NE, EXTENT UNKNOWN.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEYS MS 589, 615

Reference (Production): COLORADO DIV. MINES ANNUAL OPERATOR REPT.; USGS/USBM MINERAL RESOURCES OF U.S.; USBM MINERAL YEARBOOK (1949)

Reference (Deposit): IRVING, J.D., AND BANCROFT, HOWLAND, 1911, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS NEAR LAKE CITY, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 478, P. 101.

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): 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.