Napoleon Mine

The Napoleon Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,620 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: Napoleon Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 10,620 Feet (3,237 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 37.94306, -107.47667

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Napoleon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Napoleon Mine
Secondary: Patented Claim: Napoleon
Secondary: Ms 782


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: Park (Whitecross, Burrows Park, Adams) 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

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, Silverton Caldera, Eureka Graben


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): WOOLSEY (1907) DESCRIBED VEIN TRENDING EAST-WEST AND CUTTING FLOWS AND TUFFS. KRASOWSKI'S (1976) MAP SHOWS TWO SMALL FAULTS CUTTING SUNSHINE PEAK TUFF AND TRENDING N 40 AND 55 E.

Comment (Workings): 75-FT-DEEP SHAFT (FLOODED)

Comment (Location): CLAIM LIES ALONG OR CROSSES LAKE FORK NEAR CONFLUENCE OF ROCK CREEK. ELEV AND LAT-LONG GIVEN ARE FOR SHAFT LOCATION AS SHOWN ON KRASOWSKI'S (1976) MAP, ON SOUTH SIDE OF LAKE FORK JUST BELOW ROCK CREEK IN NW SEC. 36 (UNSURVEYED SECTION). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977


References

Reference (Deposit): BROWN, W.H., 1926, THE MINERAL ZONES OF THE WHITE CROSS DISTRICT AND NEIGHBORING DEPOSITS IN HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO: MINES MAG., V. 15, NO. 11, P. 5-15.

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): WOOLSEY, L.H., 1907, LAKE FORK EXTENSION OF THE SILVERTON MINING AREA, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 315, P. 26-30.

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEY MS 782

Reference (Deposit): KRASOWSKI, D.J., 1976, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BURROWS PARK, HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO: COLORADO STATE UNIV. M.SC. THESIS, 111 P.