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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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
Primary: Unnamed Prospects
District: Emerald Lake Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: San Juan N. F.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: San Juan Uplift, San Juan Volcanic Field, San Juan Basin
Description: Unnamed Anticline, Unnamed Fault
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
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.
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
Reference (Deposit): STEVEN, T.A., AND OTHERS, 1969, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SAN JUAN PRIMITIVE AREA, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 1261-F, P. 111-112