The Free America is a zinc, lead, and silver mine located in Summit county, Colorado.
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Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.4325, -106.19389
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Free America MRDS details
Primary: Free America
District: Tenmile - Kokomo
Time Period: 1902-50
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED
Comment (Workings): ADIT IN EMMONS (1898), SHAFT ON TENMILE MINING DISTRICT MAP (1942)
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 652
Reference (Deposit): KOSCHMANN, A.H., AND WELLS, F.G., 1946, PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE KOKOMO MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO: COLORADO SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY PROCEEDINGS, VOL. 15, NO. 2, P. 51-112.
Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATA, 8,65
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1942, TENMILE MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (UNCLASSIFIED MAP), SCALE: 1:12,000.
Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., 1991, ASCII DATABASE FOR PRINCIPAL LODE MINES AND MINERALIZED AREAS IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 91-0027A AND B, 22 P. AND ONE DISKETTE.
Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., IN PRESS, MINERALIZED AREAS AND PRINCIPAL LODE MINES IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-2163, SCALE 1:50,000.