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Ben Hur

The Ben Hur is a gold mine located in Colfax county, New Mexico at an elevation of 10,131 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: Ben Hur  

State:  New Mexico

County:  Colfax

Elevation: 10,131 Feet (3,088 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 36.6289, -105.18390

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Ben Hur MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ben Hur


Primary: Gold


State: New Mexico
County: Colfax

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.


Type: Patented


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
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): LINDGREN W 1910 USGS PP68 P97

Reference (Deposit): LEE W T 1916 USGS BULL 620 P325

Reference (Deposit): CLARK & READ 1972 NMBM BULL 94 MAP 5

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