Cache Creek Park Placers

The Cache Creek Park Placers is a gold mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,199 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: Cache Creek Park Placers  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,199 Feet (2,804 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.04583, -106.27778

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Cache Creek Park Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cache Creek Park Placers
Secondary: Cache Creek Hydraulic Cut


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Granite, Cache Creek Park Area; 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: Past Producer
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 CACHE CREEK. THE ACTUAL PLACERS RANGE FROM 0.4 TO 2.5 MILES WEST AND SOUTHWEST OF GRANITE ALONG CACHE CREEK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Production): TOTAL RECORDED PRODUCTION FROM 1870-1911 WAS $1,138,742. ACTUAL PRODUCTION PROBABLY EXCEEDED THAT


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM CONNECTING SHEETS

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