The Quartz Hill Tunnel is a gold mine located in Gilpin county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,101 feet.
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Elevation: 9,101 Feet (2,774 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.79611, -105.51639
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Quartz Hill Tunnel MRDS details
Primary: Quartz Hill Tunnel
District: Central City
Land ownership: Private
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Time Period: 1913-1935
Mined: 558.040 mt
Material type: ore
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Comment (Deposit): CERCLA (SUPERFUND) SITE. PROPERTY INCLUDED IN THE CLEAR CREEK/CENTRAL CITY MINING WASTE SITE ADDED TO THE NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST (NPL) IN 1983. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS INCLUDE: 1) ACID MINE DRAINAGE CONTAMINATED WITH HEAVY METALS, AND 2) CONTAMINATED STORM- WATER RUNOFF.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 359, p. 98
Reference (Deposit): MINE MAP REPO # 404505