Murcer Mercury

The Murcer Mercury is a gold mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,551 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: Murcer Mercury  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,551 Feet (2,911 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 38.8167, -106.36700

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Murcer Mercury

Murcer Mercury MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Murcer Mercury


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver


State: Colorado
County: Chaffee

Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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: 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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Comment (Location): DMS and UTM agree but plot 2 counties north of DD. DD agrees with county name. No other clues in the record. No PLSS coords. No workings or road visible at the Chafee 38 deg lat location, imagery too poor to see at the Summit 39 lat location. Nothing in or a general google search. Bib_ref not online so must find paper copy to resolve this contradiction.


Reference (Deposit): COLO BOM BE RPT 1916