The Braganza is a gold mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,600 feet.
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Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3,231 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.5925, -105.86670
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Braganza MRDS details
Land ownership: National Forest
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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
Comment (General): Occasional mentions in Young's book on the Orphan Boy Mine (aka Allen-Emory Mine).
Comment (Production): One of 3 [past] producing in the Warden Gulch basin.
Comment (General): All three mines (Braganza, Orphan Boy, and Glendale) were started in the 1870s and 1880s. The mineral veins were located in the 1860s.
Reference (Deposit): Young, H.C., 2007, The Orphan Boy--A love affair with mining: Denver, CO, Burg Young Publishing, 254 p., and CD-ROM.