Ohio Mine

The Ohio Mine is a lead, gold, silver, and copper mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,600 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: Ohio Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3,231 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 37.94, -107.45972

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Ohio Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ohio Mine


Commodity

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


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Year: 1906
Time Period: -1906
Description: Cp_Grade: ^12 To 15% Cu, 10% Zn, 50 To 60 Oz/Ton Ag, $10 To $12/Ton Au (0.48 To 0.58 Oz/Ton Au At Price Of $20.65/Oz) (Stockpiled Ore)


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: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY OF SAMPLE FROM QUARTZ VEIN (KRASOWSI, 1976): 0.222 OZ/TON AG,LT 0.001 OZ/TON AU, 0.014% CU, 0.03% PB, 0.01% ZN, 20 PPM MO, 80 PPM AS.


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION GIVEN AS NE OF LAKE FORK GUNNISON RIVER BETWEEN CONFLUENCES OF COOPER CREEK AND SILVER CREEK. ELEV AND LAT-LONG GIVEN ARE FOR POSSIBLE WORKINGS (IDENTIFIED FROM AIRPHOTOS) ON FAULT CROSSING LAKE FORK ABOUT 0.4 MILE ABOVE SILVER CREEK, 2.1 MILES ESE OF WHITECROSS AND 1.9 MILES NE OF WHITECROSS MTN (UNSURVEYED SECTION). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Deposit): VEIN LIES IN FAULT TRENDING GENERALLY N 70 E AND CUTTING SUNSHINE PEAK TUFF AND MEGABRECCIA WITHIN LAKE CITY CALDERA. WOOLSEY (1907) OBSERVED ORE TO OCCUR IN SMALL, NORTH-PITCHING SHOOTS, BEING CONSIDERABLY BROKEN, CRUSHED, AND MIXED WITH GOUGE. ORE REPORTEDLY OCCUPIED INTERSTICES OF OLDER FISSURE BRECCIA AND SLIGHTLY IMPREGNATED WALLS. SILIFICATION AND PYRITIZATION EXTENDED INTO WALLROCKS FOR CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE.

Comment (Workings): 200-FT TUNNEL INTERSECTING 100-FT-LONG INCLINED SHAFT; SECOND SHAFT OF UNKNOWN EXTENT EAST OF TUNNEL.


References

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

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