Lower Chatauqua Mine

The Lower Chatauqua Mine is a lead, silver, gold, and zinc mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,401 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: Lower Chatauqua Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation: 11,401 Feet (3,475 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Gold, Zinc

Lat, Long: 39.55306, -105.86889

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Lower Chatauqua Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lower Chatauqua Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Montezuma - Geneva Creek


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gneiss
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): SHAFT > 173 FT., TWO ADITS, ONE IS 130 FT., AND ONE IS > 250 FT.

Comment (Commodity): TETRAHEDRITE ONLY IN BRECCIATED ORE.

Comment (Location): CHATAUQUA (LOWER): 39-33-11N, 105-52-07W; CHATAUQUA (UPPER): 39-33-28N, 105-52-00W


References

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., 1991, ASCII DATABASE FOR PRINCIPAL LODE MINES AND MINERALIZED AREAS IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 91-0027A AND B, 22 P. AND ONE DISKETTE.

Reference (Deposit): NEUERBERG, G.J., BOTINELLY, THEODORE, AND ANALYSTS, 1977, SELECTED GEOCHEMICAL AND PETROGRAPHIC DATA FOR CHARACTERIZING THE MINERALIZED ROCKS OF THE MONTEZUMA MINING DISTRICT, CENTRAL COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN FILE REPORT 77-425.

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., IN PRESS, MINERALIZED AREAS AND PRINCIPAL LODE MINES IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-2163, SCALE 1:50,000.

Reference (Deposit): LOVERING, T.S., 1935, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MONTEZUMA QUADRANGLE, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 178, 119 P. p. 76

Reference (Deposit): NEUERBERG, G.J., AND BOTINELLY, THEODORE, 1972, MAP SHOWING GEOLOGIC AND STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF ORE DEPOSITS, MONTEZUMA DISTRICT, CENTRAL COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISCELLANEOUS GEOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS MAP I-750, SCALE 1:3168.

Reference (Deposit): LOVERING, T.S., AND GODDARD, E.N., 1950, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE FRONT RANGE, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 223, 319 P.

Reference (Deposit): PATTON, H.B., 1909, THE MONTEZUMA MINING DISTRICT OF SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO: COLORADO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, FIRST REPORT, 1908, P. 105-144.