The Unknown is a gold mine located in Teller county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,299 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 11,299 Feet (3,444 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.78861, -104.98972
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Unknown MRDS details
District: Pikes Peak
Land ownership: National Forest
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.
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Geology): MEDIUM PINK GRAINED BIOTITE GRANITE
Reference (Deposit): BLM CONNECTING SHEET
Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., TAYLOR, R.B., EPIS, R.C., AND WOBUS, R.A., 1978, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PUEBLO 1 DEG X 2 DEG QUADRANGLE, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO USGS MISCELLANEOUS INVESTIGATIONS SERIES MAP I-1022.
Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 7,69
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