Iron Mountain Prospect

The Iron Mountain Prospect is a gold mine located in Colfax county, New Mexico at an elevation of 9,403 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: Iron Mountain Prospect  

State:  New Mexico

County:  Colfax

Elevation: 9,403 Feet (2,866 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 36.6014, -105.25500

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Iron Mountain Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Iron Mountain Prospect


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Iron


State: New Mexico
County: Colfax

Land Status

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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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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Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN W 1910 USGS PP68 P102

Reference (Deposit): CLARK K F & READ C B 1972 NMBM BULL 94 P122

Reference (Deposit): AU WITH FE,OXIDES

Reference (Deposit): PETTIT R F JR 1946 NMBM O F 15 P42

Reference (Deposit): PRODUCTION 500 TONS

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