Ling Mine

The Ling Mine is a gold and silver 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: Ling Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.37917, -106.10278

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Ling Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ling Mine
Secondary: North Star


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Upper Blue River Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic veins


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gneiss
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Paleoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Huebnerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Geology): Ling vein strikes NW and consists of a quartz vein, averages 5 feet wide with streaks of high-grade ore, that was worked on a small scale and produced small amounts of "good gold ore".

Comment (Location): Mine is high on the north slope of North Star Mountain, in SW/4 sec. 3, T 8 S, R 78 W, about 8 miles SSW of Breckenridge. Workings extend through the mountain to the south side (in Park County).

Comment (Production): More than $100,000 in gold produced from 1884 to 1934 (about 5,000 oz. at $20/oz.).

Comment (Production): 3600 lbs (1.8 t) of high-grade, sorted ore shipped to a smelter in the 1950s from "heavily enriched portion of vein" was valued at $250 per ton. (Sunshine files)


References

Reference (Deposit): SINGEWALD, 1947, LODE DEPOSITS OF THE UPPER BLUE RIVER AREA, SUMMIT CO.: MINERAL RESOURCES OF COLO.

Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.

Reference (Deposit): MINE MAP REPO #403510

Reference (Deposit): SINGEWALD, Q.D., 1951, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE UPPER BLUE RIVER AREA, SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 970, 74 P.

Reference (Deposit): VOEGELI AND KING, 1969, USGS-WSP 1535-N.

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 A:50,000.