Lower Browns Creek Placer

The Lower Browns Creek Placer is a gold mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,598 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: Lower Browns Creek Placer  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 38.7, -106.05389

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Lower Browns Creek Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lower Browns Creek Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Nathrop Area, Browns Canyon 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

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Arkansas Valley Graben, Sawatch Range


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pleistocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): AT JUNCTION OF BROWNS CREEK AND ARKANSAS RIVER ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)


References

Reference (Deposit): PARKER, B.H., JR., 1974, GOLD PLACERS OF COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES QUARTERLY, V. 69, NO. 4, P. 84-86.

Reference (Deposit): TWETO, O.L., STEVEN, T.A., HAIL, W.J., JR., MOENCH, R.H., 1976, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MONTROSE 10 X 20 QUADRANGLE, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP MF-761, 1:125,000.

Reference (Deposit): VANDERWILT, J.W., 1947, MINERAL RESOURCES OF COLORADO: COLORADO MINERAL RESOURCES BOARD, P. 43.

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