Ten Mile Tunnel

The Ten Mile Tunnel is a mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,001 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: Ten Mile Tunnel  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation: 11,001 Feet (3,353 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 39.40889, -106.19667

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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 Ten Mile Tunnel

Ten Mile Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ten Mile Tunnel
Secondary: Tenmile Shaft


Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Silver


State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Tenmile - Kokomo

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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Owner Name: Climax Molybdenum Co., Division Of American Metal Climax Inc. (Amax)
Company ID: 502255
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1980


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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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Reference (Deposit): MSHA UPDATE 4-80

Reference (Deposit): USGS MF 2163

Reference (Deposit): USGS Geol. Atlas Folio 48, 1898

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 652