The Unnamed Placer Deposit is a gold mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,999 feet.
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Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.01528, -106.30139
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Unnamed Placer Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Placer Deposit
District: Twin Lakes, Granite Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Sawatch Range, Arkansas Valley Graben
Description: Intersection Of N- And W-Trending Faults
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Comment (Location): ALONG CLEAR CREEK WEST OF CLEAR CREEK RESERVOIR, SOUTH OF GRAVEL RIDGE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)
Reference (Deposit): PARKER, B.H., JR., 1974, GOLD PLACERS 0F COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES QUARTERLY, V. 69, NO. 4, P. 64-80
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