The Mary Murphy Group is a lead, zinc, gold, and silver mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,249 feet.
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Elevation: 10,249 Feet (3,124 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 38.66861, -106.34861
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The Mary Murphy Mine was the principal gold mine of the Chalk Creek mining district of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States, near St. Elmo, Colorado. The Mary Murphy Mine operated continuously from 1870 to 1925, and produced 220 thousand ounces of gold, worth $4.4 million then (or about $180,000,000 in 2008), plus considerable silver, lead, and zinc. There were two aerial tramways connecting the mine to Romley, Colorado and the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad.
Mary Murphy Group MRDS details
Primary: Mary Murphy Group
Secondary: Mary Murphey
Secondary: Mary Murphy Mine
District: Chalk Creek (Alpine, Romley, St. Elmo)
Time Period: 1901-1949
Mined: 346361.540 mt
Record Type: Deposit
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Name: Mary vein, West Pat vein, East Pat vein, Morley vein, Nelson vein
Comment (Production): CHAFFEE CO. 1869-1961: 66,849.98 T. LEAD, 15,442.15 T. ZINC
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: PYRITIC QTZ VEINS. GALENA, SPHALERITE, CHALCOPYRITE, CERUSSITE, CALAMINE, SMITHSONITE, AND FREE GOLD IN THE VEIN
Comment (Deposit): RECORD DC04999 HAS BEEN MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED.
Reference (Location): Mine Map Repo #4 07576
Reference (Location): Mine Map Repo # 408148
Reference (Deposit): SHARPS, 1963, COLO. SCH. MINES MINERAL IND. BULL., V.6, NO.6
Reference (Reference): Dings and Robinson, 1957, USGS Prof. Paper 289, p. 98-101.