Unnamed Prospects

The Unnamed Prospects is a lead, silver, and zinc mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 12,300 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.

Mine Info

Name: Unnamed Prospects  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 12,300 Feet (3,749 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Zinc

Lat, Long: 37.58639, -107.46722

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Unnamed Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Unnamed Prospects


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: Emerald Lake Area


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: San Juan N. F.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic veins


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: San Juan Uplift, San Juan Volcanic Field, San Juan Basin

Type: L
Description: Unnamed Anticline, Unnamed Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE FROM 1-FT ZONE OF ALTERED SCHIST AND SULFIDE STREAK CONTAINED 0.88 OZ/TON AG, 2.64% PB, 0.22% ZN. SAMPLE FROM OTHER 4 FT OF ALTERED ZONE CONTAINED 0.50 OZ/TON AG, 0.08 % CU, 0.12% ZN. 5-FT ZONE AVERAGES ABOUT 0.6 OZ/TON AG.


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): (LAND STATUS AND ADMINISTRATIVE AREA LOCATIONS CALCULATED USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS FOR SAN JUAN N. F.). CLAIM BLOCK LOCATED IN SEC. 16, BUT STEVEN AND OTHERS (1969) EXAMINED PROSPECT ONE MILE WEST OF NORTH END OF LAKE ON NORTH SIDE OF RIDGE. LOCATION UNCERTAIN BUT APPROXIMATED IN N2 SEC. 18. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1974

Comment (Deposit): ADIT FOLLOWS 5-FT-WIDE ZONE OF SOFT, ALTERED SCHIST TRENDING S 68 E, 67 SW. IN CENTER OF ZONE IS IRREGULAR DIKELIKE ZONE CONTAINING 1-INCH VEINLET OF SULFIDES. DEPOSIT APPEARS TO BE DISSEMINATED SULFIDE CHARACTERISTIC OF METAVOLCANICS IN IRVING FM.

Comment (Workings): ONE CAVED TUNNEL OF UNKNOWN LENGTH


References

Reference (Deposit): STEVEN, T.A., AND OTHERS, 1969, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SAN JUAN PRIMITIVE AREA, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 1261-F, P. 111-112