Seward County Mine

The Seward County Mine is a gold and copper mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,919 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: Seward County Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 10,919 Feet (3,328 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper

Lat, Long: 37.94722, -107.48667

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Seward County Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Seward County Mine
Secondary: Patented Claim: Seward County
Secondary: Ms 450


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: Park (Whitecross, Burrows Park, Adams) 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
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, Lake City Caldera, Silverton Caldera, Eureka Graben


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION UNCERTAIN, BUT WOOLSEY (1907) DESCRIBES LOCATION AS NORTH SIDE OF LAKE FORK GUNNISON RIVER AT BURROWS PARK. ELEV AND LAT-LONG GIVEN ARE FOR POSSIBLE WORKINGS (IDENTIFIED FROM AIRPHOTOS) ALONG UNNAMED TRIBUTARY OF LAKE FORK ABOUT 0.6 TO 0.7 MILE NE OF WHITECROSS AND 1.15 MILE NNE OF WHITECROSS MTN (UNSURVEYED SECTION). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Deposit): VEIN PROBABLY LIES IN SMALL FRACTURE OR FAULT CUTTING SUNSHINE PEAK MEGABRECCIA WITHIN LAKE CITY CALDERA, ALTHOUGH KRASOWSKI'S (1976) MAP SHOWS LANDSLIDE BRECCIA IN FAULT CONTACT WITH HENSON AND BURNS MEMBERS' VOLCANICS AND SEDIMENTS.

Comment (Workings): SHORT SHAFTS AND PROSPECT TUNNELS.


References

Reference (Deposit): KRASOWSKI, D.J., 1976, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BURROWS PARK, HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO: COLORADO STATE UNIV. M. SC. THESIS, 111 P.

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEY MS 450

Reference (Deposit): WOOLSEY, L.H., 1907, LAKE FORK EXTENSION OF THE SILVERTON MINING AREA, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 315, P. 26-30.

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

Reference (Deposit): BROWN, W.H., 1926, THE MINERAL ZONES OF THE WHITE CROSS DISTRICT AND NEIGHBORING DEPOSITS IN HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO: MINES MAG., V. 15, NO. 11, P. 5-15