The Clear Creek Placers is a gold mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,999 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: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.01833, -106.26611
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Clear Creek Placers MRDS details
Primary: Clear Creek Placers
District: Clear Creek, Granite Area
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Sawatch Range, Arkansas Valley Graben
Description: Nnw- And Ene-Trending Faults
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pleistocene
Comment (Location): PLACERS EXTEND ALONG CLEAR CREEK WEST OF CLEAR CREEK RESERVOIR. LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE GIVEN ABOVE ARE FOR CLEAR CREEK NEAR CENTER OF SECTION 12 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)
Reference (Deposit): PARKER, B.H., JR., 1974, GOLD PLACERS OF COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES QUARTERLY, V. 69, NO. 4, P. 87.
Reference (Deposit): TWETO, OGDEN, MOENCH, R.H., REED, J.C., JR., 1978, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE LEADVILLE 10 X 20 QUADRANGLE, NORTHEASTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP I-999, 1:250,000.
Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 1,64
Reference (Deposit): VANDERWILT, J.W., 1947, MINERAL RESOURCES OF COLORADO: COLORADO MINERAL RESOURCES BOARD, P. 44.