Wood

The Wood is a mine located in Gilpin county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,347 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: Wood  

State:  Colorado

County:  Gilpin

Elevation: 9,347 Feet (2,849 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 39.78583, -105.53306

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Wood MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wood
Secondary: Wood-Calhoun


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Gilpin
District: Central City District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1940
Time Period: 1871-1940
Mined: 68.500 mt
Material type: ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1871
Discovery Year: 1871
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Gold
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Sphalerite
Unknown: Uraninite
Unknown: Tennantite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): EXPLORATION WORK DONE FROM 1951 TO 1953 UNDER THE DEFENSE M EXPLORATION ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM FAILED TO DEVELOP ECONOMI QUANTITIES OF URANIUM IN THE WOODVEIN. THE CONCLUSIONS DRAWN THAT URANIUM ABUNDANCE DECREASES WITH DEPTH, AND, AS THE UPPER OF THE WOOD VEIN HAVE BEEN EXPLORED, PROBABLY THERE IS LITTLE LIKELYHOOD OF SUBSTANTIAL NEW PRODUCTION. GOLD AND SILVER ARE CARRIED BY PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND SPHALERITE


References

Reference (Deposit): MINE MAP REPO # 406050; MAS FILE USGS PROF PAPER 223 PLATE