Silver King

The Silver King is a lead mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,798 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: Silver King  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation: 11,798 Feet (3,596 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 39.57222, -105.86444

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Silver King MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver King


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


State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Montezuma - Geneva Creek

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: 1928
Time Period: 1883, 1886-87, 92, 04, 1909-10, 12, 28
Mined: 373.990 mt
Material type: ore


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: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Ankerite
Gangue: Quartz


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Reference (Deposit): 134380600425350

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 178, p. 107