The Glendale is a gold mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,001 feet.

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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: Glendale  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation: 11,001 Feet (3,353 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.57444, -105.83056

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Glendale MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Glendale


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


State: Colorado
County: Summit

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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: 1888
Time Period: 1887-8
Mined: 7.870 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
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Deposit): Discussion by Lovering (USGS PP-178, p. 79) lumps Glendale with Grand Trunk, Treasue Vault, and Israel Williams group of claims and describes them as crossing the "crest of the high spur from Collier Mountain that leads to Silver Mountain, and it laps down into the valley of West Geneva Creek on the south and into Warden Gulch on the north." Glendale is in Warden Gulch according the mentions in the Orphan Boy book by Young (2007).

Comment (Production): "The Glendale produced 5 tons of ore in 1887; 3 tons in 1888, which netted $438 for the silver; and an unknown amount in 1889, which brought $96.97 for the silver" (Lovering, USGS PP-178, p. 79)


Reference (Deposit): Lovering, T.S., 1935, Geology and ore deposits of the Montezuma quadrangle, Colorado: USGS PP 178, p. 79.
Pages: p. 79.

Reference (Deposit): Young, H.C., 2007, The Orphan Boy--A love affair with mining: Denver, CO, BergYoung Publishing, 254 p. and accompanying CD.