Silver Wave

The Silver Wave is a lead, copper, zinc, silver, and gold mine located in Summit county, Colorado.

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: Silver Wave  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper, Zinc, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 39.56556, -105.83556

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Silver Wave MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Wave


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Montezuma - Geneva Creek


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1922
Time Period: 1885-22
Mined: 6822.470 mt
Material type: ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): 12-24 INCH VEINS. VEINLETS OF ARSENOPYRITE. UPPER LEVELS MOSTLY GALENA WITH TETRAHEDRITE, LOWER LEVELS SPHALERITE AND CHALCOPYRITE.

Comment (Workings): 6 LEVELS. ADITS

Comment (Geology): VEINLETS OF ARSENOPYRITE


References

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., 1991, ASCII DATABASE FOR PRINCIPAL LODE MINES AND MINERALIZED AREAS IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 91-0027A AND B, 22 P. AND ONE DISKETTE.

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., IN PRESS, MINERALIZED AREAS AND PRINCIPAL LODE MINES IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-2163, SCALE 1:50,000.

Reference (Deposit): LOVERING, T.S., AND GODDARD, E.N., 1950, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE FRONT RANGE, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 223, 319 P.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 8,65

Reference (Deposit): PATTON, H.B., 1909, THE MONTEZUMA MINING DISTRICT OF SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO: COLORADO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, FIRST REPORT, 1908, P. 105-144.

Reference (Deposit): LOVERING, T.S., 1935, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MONTEZUMA QUADRANGLE, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 178, 119 P. p. 108