Superior Mine

The Superior Mine is a silver, lead, gold, zinc, 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: Superior Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation:

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

Lat, Long: 39.56583, -105.86222

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Superior Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Superior Mine
Secondary: Silver King
Secondary: Silver Wing
Secondary: Tiger Extension
Secondary: St. Cloud and Windsor
Secondary: Sukey
Secondary: Moscow
Secondary: Coaly
Secondary: Equity
Secondary: Denver
Secondary: Celtic
Secondary: Mark Twain and St. Elmo
Secondary: Alladins Lamp
Secondary: Superior


Commodity

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


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
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: Ankerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): SILVER WING = PART OF BURKE MARTIN; SILVER KING = SUKEY

Comment (Location): THIS IS AN AREA OF MINES. OLD TIMER: 39-34-21N, 105-51-47W; ADDER: 39-34-31N, 105-52-22W; CABLE: 39-34-25N, 105-51-59W; COLEY: 39-34-11N, 105-52-20W; HARRISON: 39-34-32N, 105-52-24W; JERRY: 39-34-40N, 105-52-07W; MARK TWAIN: 39-34-13N, 105-52-33W; NEW YORK: 39-34-44N, 105-51-52W; SILVER WING: 39-34-20N, 105-51-47W; SUPERIOR (SILVER KING): 39-33-57N, 105-51-44W; TIGER: 39-33-59N, 105-52-28W

Comment (Workings): ADDER AND HARRISON: SHAFTS; CABLE, JERRY, MARK TWAIN, NEW YORK, OLD TIMER, SILVER WING, SILVER KING, AND TIGER: ADITS


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): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., 1992, 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): PATTON, H.B., 1909, THE MONTEZUMA MINING DISTRICT OF SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO: COLORADO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, FIRST REPORT, 1908, P. 105-144.

Reference (Deposit): LOVERING, T.S., 1935, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MONTEZUMA QUADRANGLE, COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 178, P. 68-111

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 (Location): Montezuma 7 1/2' topographic map.