Monte Cristo

The Monte Cristo is a lead, zinc, copper, and beryllium 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: Monte Cristo  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Copper, Beryllium

Lat, Long: 39.38694, -106.06833

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Monte Cristo MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Monte Cristo


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Copper
Primary: Beryllium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Monte Cristo


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Replacement
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

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Beryl
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): IRREGULAR AGGREGATES OF VERY LOW-GRADE BERYLLIUM, 8-13 MM IN SIZE.

Comment (Production): PROBABLE PROD. BUT NO RECORDS

Comment (Development): PROSPECTED FOR BE

Comment (Workings): SHAFT

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: FRACTURES (PRINCIPLE-N4W, 60W, SUBORDINATE-N10-20W) FAULT N50-55E (SE SIDE DOWN) ALL NEARLY VERTICAL, ORE CHANNEL N55W AND PITCHS 20SW.

Comment (Deposit): PAT. 1880. THIS RECORD DUPLICATED MRDS # DC03799. THE TWO RECORDS WERE COMBINED AND RECORD # DC03799 WAS DELETED.


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM MIN. EXAM. FILE

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): MIN. COMM. MICROFILM FILES, DOC. 12,707

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

Reference (Deposit): COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES QUART., 1949, VOL. 44, NO. 2, P. 58.

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.