Bell

The Bell is a silver, lead, zinc, copper, and gold mine located in Summit county, Colorado.

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: Bell  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 39.56472, -105.86833

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Bell MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bell
Secondary: Wing
Secondary: Meteor
Secondary: California


Commodity

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


Location

State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Montezuma Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


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: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Proustite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Production): 10.0 OZ AG, 0.13% CU, 5.5% PB, 0.8% ZN, .003 OZ. AU

Comment (Deposit): INCLUDES SILVER WING ADIT. AVERAGE STRIKE N40E, GENERAL VEINS NE. ORE 3-24 INCHES, AVERAGE 4-12 INCHES.

Comment (Workings): ADIT


References

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): 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): LOVERING, T.S., 1935, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MONTEZUMA QUADRANGLE, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 178, P. 70-111

Reference (Deposit): DMEA RECORDS

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, P. 134.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 8,65

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 MISCELLANEOUS GEOLOGIC INVESTIGATIGATIONS MAP I-750, SCALE 1:3168.

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

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.