East Calhoun Mine

The East Calhoun Mine is a mine located in Gilpin county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,291 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: East Calhoun Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Gilpin

Elevation: 9,291 Feet (2,832 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 39.78583, -105.53250

Map: View on Google Maps

Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.


Satelite image of the East Calhoun Mine

East Calhoun Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: East Calhoun Mine


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Colorado
County: Gilpin
District: Central City


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

Type: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1902
Discovery Year: 1902
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

Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Sphalerite
Unknown: Uraninite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM DMEA REPORT, DOCKET NO. 1311X, D 1951: AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT, THE CLAIMS WERE CONTROLLED REALTY COMPANY, COLO. THE MINE HAS BEEN AN EARLY GOLD-SILVER DUCER, AS WELL AS URANIUM, AND IS LOCATED IN THE ONLY PITCHB PRODUCING DISTRICT OF ANY CONSEQUENCE IN THE U.S.A., THE QUA HILL AREA. INCLUDED IN THE REPORT ARE CLAIM, MINE AND LOCATI AS WELL AS VERTICAL SECTIONS OF SOME OF THE OLD MINE WORKING PITCHBLENDE OCCURS AS SMALL VEINS, PODS, AND LENSES OF HIGH- ORE IN THE NEARLY VERTICAL MAIN VEINS. THESE VEINS ARE FROM UP TO 2-3 FEET WIDE AND CONSIST OF VEINLETS OF PYRITE AND QU AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT, MINE WORKINGS WERE EXTENSIVE, THO LARGELY INACCESSIBLE. THE DMEA REPORT CONCLUDED ASSISTANCE F PLORATION BE GRANTED.


References

Reference (Deposit): MINE MAP REPO # 401037