George the Third Mine

The George the Third Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 12,178 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: George the Third Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 12,178 Feet (3,712 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 37.85111, -107.36833

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George the Third Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: George the Third Mine
Secondary: George Third, MS 9130
Secondary: Annie, MS 9130
Secondary: Hattie, MS 9130
Secondary: Marian, MS 11982
Secondary: St. Peter, MS 11982
Secondary: Vermont, MS 12907
Secondary: Unpatented Claim: Silver Star


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc


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

Owner Name: Childs Park Mining Co.
Home Office: Lake City, Co.
Years: 1924 -

Owner Name: George The Third Mines Co.
Home Office: Lake City, Co.
Years: 1924 -


Production

Year: 1922
Material type: ORE AG AU ACC
Description: Ap_Grade: ^80 Oz/Ton Ag, 0.06 Oz/Ton Au (Crude Ore)
Year: 1924
Material type: ORE AG AU ACC
Description: Ap_Grade: ^50 Oz/Ton Ag, 0.08 Oz/Ton Au, 40% Pb, 1.3% Cu, 5% Zn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1940
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: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Enargite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): PARTIAL PRODUCTION RECORD. FIGURES UNAVAILABLE FOR YEARS PRIOR TO 1922. NO PRODUCTION IN 1923. NO CDM RECORDS AFTER 1924. PRODUCTION FOR 1940 CITED BY USBM MINERAL YEARBOOK AS ONE CARLOAD OF AG-AU-PB-ZN ORE FROM GEORGE III-ST. JACOBS GROUP.

Comment (Workings): 1100-FT CROSSCUT TUNNEL, 40-FT SOUTH DRIFT, 80-FT NORTH DRIFT

Comment (Location): PROBABLY ON SE EXTENSION OF BENT PEAK NORTH OF LOST TRAIL CREEK AND SOUTH OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977


References

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): COLORADO DIV. MINES INF. REPTS. AND ANNUAL OPERATOR REPTS.

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEYS MS 7609, 9130, 11982, 12907

Reference (Production): COLORADO DIV. MINES ANNUAL OPERATOR REPTS.; USBM 1940 MINERAL YEARBOOK

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