Bachelor Mine

The Bachelor Mine is a zinc, lead, gold, and silver mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 12,221 feet.

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: Bachelor Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 12,221 Feet (3,725 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 37.86194, -107.35917

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Bachelor Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bachelor Mine
Secondary: Patented Claims: Wedge, MS 14104a
Secondary: Wedge Mill Site, MS 14104b
Secondary: Bachelor, MS 14105a
Secondary: Bachelor Mill Site, MS 14105b
Secondary: Maiden, MS 14106a
Secondary: Maiden Mill Site, MS 14106b
Secondary: Burrows, MS 14107a
Secondary: Naomi Mill Site, MS 14107b
Secondary: Seabord, MS 14695a
Secondary: Pinnacle, MS 14695a
Secondary: Pinnacle No. 2, MS 14695a
Secondary: Naomi, MS 14695a
Secondary: May Flower, MS 14695a
Secondary: Red Snapper, MS 14695a
Secondary: Miners Fate, MS 14695a
Secondary: Yellow Jacket, MS 14695a
Secondary: Boxer, MS 14695a
Secondary: Swail No. 1, MS 14695a
Secondary: Swail No. 2, MS 14695a
Secondary: Newton, MS 14695a
Secondary: Ben Bolt, MS 14695a
Secondary: Cawnoa, MS 14695a
Secondary: Pinnacle Mill Site, MS 14695b


Commodity

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


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: Carson 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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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, Lake City Caldera, Carson Volcano


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Rhyodacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Rhyodacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Marcasite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): MINE LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF CARSON ON EAST SIDE OF WAGER GULCH. WHETHER OR NOT CLAIMS EXTEND SOUTHWARD OVER CONTINENTAL DIVIDE IS UNCERTAIN. MILL SITES LIE TO NORTH AT CONFLUENCE OF WAGER GULCH AND LAKE FORK GUNNISON RIVER ON LAKE SAN CRISTOBAL (1964) QUAD. ELEV AND LAT-LONG GIVEN ARE FOR APPROX EAST QUARTER-CORNER OF SEC. 25 (UNSURVEYED SECTION). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Workings): DEEPEST SHAFT IS 500 FT. OTHER SHAFTS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEYS MS 14104A&B, 14105A&B, 14106A&B, 14107A&B, 14695A&B

Reference (Deposit): LARSEN, E.S., 1911, THE ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF CARSON CAMP, HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 470, P. 30-38.

Reference (Deposit): LARSEN, E.S., JR., AND CROSS, WHITMAN, 1956, GEOLOGY AND PETROLOGY OF THE SAN JUAN REGION, SOUTHWEST COLORADO: USGS PROF. PAPER 258.

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