The Nye Molybdenum Mine is a molybdenum mine located in Gilpin county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,312 feet.
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Elevation: 10,312 Feet (3,143 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Molybdenum
Lat, Long: 39.86861, -105.54778
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Nye Molybdenum Mine MRDS details
Primary: Nye Molybdenum Mine
Secondary: Wilma Mine and claims
Secondary: Nye Mathews Mining Co., Inc.
Secondary: Gray Eagle claim(?)
Secondary: Nye Metals, Inc.
District: North Gilpin (Apex)
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Tertiary
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Geology): Molybdenite occurs in quartz-pyrite veins and silicified shear zones in quartz monzonite porphyry at the Nye mine; moly content may range up to several percent in some parts of the veins.
Comment (Location): The property is in northern Gilpin County, about 1 mile ENE of Apex, on Dakota Hill, secs. 15-16, 22, T 2 S, R 73 W.
Comment (Production): Nye Metals, Inc., contracted with the Office of Mineral Exploration (OME) and received funds to exploration for moly in 1962; a few thousand tons production of high-grade molybdenum ore was reported in 1964-65 from the Wilma (Nye) mine.
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD DUPLICATED MRDS # DC03801, DC05686, AND D000432. THE RECORDS WERE COMBINED AND WERE DELETED.
Reference (Deposit): Worcester, P. G., 1919, Molybdenum deposits of Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin 14, 131 p.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. Geological Survey, 1964, Mineral and water resources of Colorado: U.S. Congress, 88th, 2nd Session, Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, committee print, 302 p.
Reference (Deposit): DMEA RECORDS; DMEA 4490, OME 6231
Reference (Production): U.S. Bureau of Mines, various years, The mineral industry of Colorado: U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Yearbook.
Reference (Deposit): SIMS, PK; USGS MAP GQ267