Monte Cristo

The Monte Cristo is a lead mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,240 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: Monte Cristo  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation: 11,240 Feet (3,426 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 39.38694, -106.06833

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Satelite image of the Monte Cristo

Monte Cristo MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Monte Cristo


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Manganese


State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Upper Blue River

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.


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Year: 1951
Time Period: 1951?
Material type: Sample assays


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite


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Reference (Deposit): USGS Bull 970, p. 46