Minnie Lee Mine

The Minnie Lee Mine is a zinc, lead, silver, and gold mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,499 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: Minnie Lee Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 11,499 Feet (3,505 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 37.87944, -107.48028

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Minnie Lee Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Minnie Lee Mine
Secondary: Patented Claims: Minnie Lee, MS 1473a
Secondary: Minnie Lee Mill Site, MS 1473b
Secondary: Morning Star, MS 12879


Commodity

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


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: Sherman District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Meyer, Herman
Home Office: Lake City, Co.
Years: 1928 -

Owner Name: Freeman Brothers
Home Office: Lake City, Co.
Years: 1928 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

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

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: San Juan Volcanic Field, San Juan Depression

Type: L
Description: San Juan-Uncompahgre Calderas, Silverton Caldera, Lake City Caldera, Eureka Graben


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION IS APPROXIMATE, BUT CLAIMS LIE ON HILLSIDE ON EAST SIDE OF CUBA GULCH 0.2 TO 0.4 MILES SOUTH OF CONFLUENCE WITH SNARE CREEK AND COTTONWOOD CREEK. ELEV AND LAT-LONG GIVEN ARE FOR POSSIBLE WORKINGS DETERMINED FROM AIRPHOTO EXAMINATION, IN SE SW SEC. 24. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Workings): 100-FT DRIFT DRIVEN PRESUMABLY GENERALLY EASTWARD


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEYS MS 1473A&B, 12879

Reference (Deposit): COLORADO DIV. MINES INF. REPTS.

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., AND OTHERS, 1976, MULTIPLE AGES OF MID-TERTIARY MINERALIZATION AND ALTERATION IN THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 71, NO. 3, P. 571-588.

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE LAKE CITY CALDERA AREA, WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP I-962.