The Gold Chief Mine is a mine located in Gilpin county, Colorado.
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Lat, Long: 39.8486, -105.54580
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Gold Chief Mine MRDS details
Primary: Gold Chief Mine
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Melvin Bowles
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1975
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
Comment (Deposit): INFORMATION FROM PRR-1855, DATED 1952. RADIOACTIVITY: AVERAGE TO 25 TIMES BG. SAMPLES ASSAYED LOW, .001-.002% U308. MINE W : 1000 FT OF DRIFT PLUS STOPING AND WINZE WORK. THE MINE WAS LEASED TO M. BOWLES, 1200 CHESTNUT STREET, AURORA COLORADO. AREA IS COVERED BY THE 7-1/2 MINUTE MAP, CENTRAL CITY.
Reference (Deposit): OWN/ MELVIN BOWLES