Black Wonder Mine

The Black Wonder Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,249 feet.

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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: Black Wonder Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 10,249 Feet (3,124 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 37.90722, -107.42417

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Black Wonder Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Wonder Mine
Secondary: Patented Claims: Black Wonder, MS 1939
Secondary: Black Wonder Extension, MS 4663
Secondary: Black Wonder No. 2, MS 8493


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


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: Colorado Consolidated Mines And Power Co.
Home Office: Lake City, Co.
Years: 1923 -


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: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION IS APPROXIMATE, BUT CLAIMS LIE ON HILLSIDE NORTH OF SHERMAN AND SHELF ROAD AND BELOW MAJOR CLIFF LINE. GIVEN LOCATION WAS APPROXIMATED FROM AIRPHOTO EXAMINATION. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Workings): LOWER CROSSCUT TUNNEL REPORTEDLY 900 FT LONG, PROBABLY DRIVEN GENERALLY NORTH, WITH 350-FT WEST DRIFT AND 250-FT EAST DRIFT, 350-FT RAISE; OLD MILL (PROBABLY DISMANTLED).


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEYS MS 1939, 4663, 8493

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.