American Eagle

The American Eagle is a silver and copper 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: American Eagle  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 39.6225, -105.86806

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American Eagle MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: American Eagle
Secondary: Eliza Jane
Secondary: Winning Card


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Secondary: Lead


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1885
Mined: 19.680 mt
Material type: ore
Year: 1884
Mined: 26.570 mt
Material type: ore


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

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Stromeyerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): AMERICAN EAGLE: 39-37-21N, 105-52-05W; WINNING CARD: 39-37-22N, 105-51-49W

Comment (Production): PROD. SOME VERY RICH SILVER ORE

Comment (Workings): ADITS

Comment (Deposit): AMEICAN EAGLE = ELIZA JANE


References

Reference (Deposit): LOVERING, T.S., 1935, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MONTEZUMA QUADRANGLE, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 178, 119 P. p. 68

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): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 8,65

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., 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): 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.