The Shafer is a gold mine located in Gilpin county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,799 feet.
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Elevation: 8,799 Feet (2,682 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.7544, -105.53390
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Shafer MRDS details
District: Central City
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.
Time Period: 1901-1947
Mined: 48694.270 mt
Material type: ore
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
Reference (Deposit): REF:USGS PROF PAPER 223 PLATE 3
Reference (Deposit): USGS OFR 66-87 p. 177