Silver Star Mine

The Silver Star Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,699 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: Silver Star Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 11,699 Feet (3,566 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 37.94556, -107.48417

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Silver Star Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Star Mine
Secondary: Patented Claim: Silver Star
Secondary: Ms 1147


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

Analytical Data: KRASOWSKI'S (1976) ASSAY SAMPLE FROM QUARTZ VEIN IN LANDSLIDE DEBRIS: 0.466 OZ/TON AG, LT 0.001 OZ/TON AU, 0.03% CU, 0.084% PB, 0.009% ZN, 14 PPM MO, 300 PPM AS


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): VEIN OCCURS IN SHORT FAULT CUTTING SUNSHINE PEAK RHYOLITE AND MEGABRECCIA AND TRENDING GENERALLY N 80 E. WOOLSEY (1907) NOTED THAT VEIN WALLS WERE HIGHLY SILICIFIED.

Comment (Workings): APPROX 100-FT-LONG TUNNEL.

Comment (Location): SILVER STAR CLAIM APPARENTLY CROSSES ROCK CREEK NORTH OF LAKE FORK IN SECS. 25 AND 26, BUT ACCORDING TO KRASOWSKI'S (1976) MAP AND TO AIRPHOTO EXAMINATION, SHAFT IS SITUATED ON NORTH SIDE OF ROAD AND LAKE FORK 0.8 MILE NE OF WHITECROSS IN W2 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. 26-309

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEY MS 1147

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