The Independence Mine is a gold mine located in Teller county, Colorado.
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Lat, Long: 38.7128, -105.13440
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Independence Mine MRDS details
Primary: Independence Mine
Secondary: Stratton Independence Mine
Secondary: Winfield Stratton's Independence Mine
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.
Owner Name: PORTLAND GOLD MIN. CO
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
Reference (Deposit): Smith, D.A., 2009, The trail of gold and silver [Mining in Colorado, 1859-2009]: Boulder, Univ. of Colorado Press, 289 p.
Pages: p. 184.
Reference (Deposit): Smith, D.A., 1977, Colorado Mining--A photgraphic history: Albuquerque, Univ. of New Mexico Press, 176 p.
Pages: p. 130.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOL. SURVEY PROF PAPER 223, P6, 306.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERWILT, 1947, MINERAL RESOURes of COLORADO
Reference (Deposit): MINE MAP REPO #400513, 400472, 400567 & OTHERS
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