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Chicago Tunnel

The Chicago Tunnel is a mine located in Teller county, Colorado at an elevation of 984 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: Chicago Tunnel  

State:  Colorado

County:  Teller

Elevation: 984 Feet (300 Meters)


Lat, Long: 38.7439, -105.16250

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Satelite View

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Satelite image of the Chicago Tunnel

Chicago Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Chicago Tunnel


Tertiary: Gold


State: Colorado
County: Teller
District: Cripple Creek District

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.


Type: Patented


Type: Underground


Owner Name: Stratton Mining Milling And
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1974

Owner Name: Globe Hill Mining Co.
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1974


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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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Unknown: Calaverite
Unknown: Fluorite
Unknown: Gold
Unknown: Kaolinite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Sylvanite


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Reference (Deposit): MINE MAP REPO #400303 ,400305 & OTHERS

Reference (Deposit): OWN: STRATTON ESTATE 1924

Colorado Mining Photos

Placer mines at Cripple Creek, Colorado ca. 1892

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