Gold Run Gulch Placer

The Gold Run Gulch Placer is a gold mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,301 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: Gold Run Gulch Placer  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,301 Feet (2,835 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.04944, -106.30111

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Gold Run Gulch Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Run Gulch Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Granite, Cache Creek Park, Twin Lakes Area


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

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1860
Year Last Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1860
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

Type: R
Description: Sawatch Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: N- And Ene-Trending Faults


Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): POINT LOCATIONS GIVEN FOR ARBITRARY SITE ALONG GOLD RUN GULCH. THE ACTUAL PLACERS EXTEND ABOUT 0.75 MILE BOTH DIRECTIONS ALONG THE CREEK, MERGING WITH THE CACHE CREEK PLACER ON THE LOWER END. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION COMBINED WITH CACHE CREEK PARK PLACER TOTALLED G.T. $1 MILLION.


References

Reference (Deposit): PARKER, B.H., JR., 1974, GOLD PLACERS OF COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES QUARTERLY, V. 69, NO. 4, P. 64-75

Reference (Deposit): TWETO, OGDEN, MOENCH, R.H., REED, J.C., JR., 1978, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE LEADVILLE 10 X 20 QUADRANGLE, NORTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP I-999, 1:250,000.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 1,64