Valley Queen

The Valley Queen is a gold mine located in Conejos county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,000 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: Valley Queen  

State:  Colorado

County:  Conejos

Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3,048 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.3486, -106.50720

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Satelite image of the Valley Queen

Valley Queen MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Valley Queen


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Colorado
County: Conejos

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


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): REF:CBM ANNUAL REPORT 1939

Reference (Deposit): REF:CRIB DC02734

Reference (Deposit): OWN:OP PLATORO GOLD MINES, INC. 1939

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