The Cresson Mine (historic underground mine) is a gold mine located in Teller county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,030 feet.
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Elevation: 10,030 Feet (3,057 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.72667, -105.14333
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Cresson Mine (historic underground mine) MRDS details
Primary: Cresson Mine (historic underground mine)
Secondary: see also MAS ID# 0081190261, new surface Cresson Mine
District: Cripple Creek District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Snare Cinstruction Co.
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
Model Name: Alkaline Au-Te (Au-Ag-Te veins)
Comment (Geology): Lying wholly within the fragmental and intrusive rocks of the Cripple Creek volcanic complex, the mine is characterized by a pipe-like basaltic breccia mass known as the Cresson blowout. Ore shoots occur as irregular masses and veins adjacent to and within the basaltic breccia. One notable stope contained a vug, discovered in 1914, that contained ore extremely rich in calaverite and yielded 60,000 oz. of gold.
Comment (Location): Near the head of Eclipse Gulch between Raven Hill and Battle Mtn., about 2 miles SE of Cripple Creek, in the SW/4 SW/4 sec. 20, T 15 S, R 69 W.
Comment (Ownership): ORIGINAL OWNER: CRESSON CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING & MILLING CO. (1935)
Comment (Ownership): FOR OWNERSHIP AS OF 1997 SEE FILE 0081190261
Comment (Production): One of the most productive mines in the district, it yielded $35.3 million from 2.1 million tons of ore from 1903 to 1933. Other reports credit it with production worth $51 million to 1961, and with 12% of the total district production. (Sunshine files) Thus, the estimated total production is about 2 to 2.4 million oz. gold
Comment (Deposit): THE RESERVES FOR THE CRESSON DEPOSIT HAVE BEEN INCORPORATED WITH THE CRESSON MINE/CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT (SEQ# 0081190261). THESE RESERVES ARE BEING MINED AS ONE OREBODY OR PROPERTY.
Comment (Development): Developed on 18 levels by a shaft 2400 ft. deep (in 1933), and later deepened to 2750 ft. (Sunshine files)
Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.
Reference (Deposit): Lovering, T. S., and Goddard, E. N., 1950, Geology and ore deposits of the Front Range, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223, 319 p.
Reference (Deposit): Loughlin, G. F., and Koschmann, A. H., 1935, Geology and ore deposits of the Cripple Creek district, Colorado: Colorado Scientific Society Proceedings, v. 13, no. 6, p. 217-435.
Reference (Deposit): MINE MAP REPO #403869, #403868 & OTHERS.
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