The Dolly Varden is a gold mine located in Teller county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,800 feet.
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Elevation: 9,800 Feet (2,987 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.73417, -105.15417
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Dolly Varden MRDS details
Primary: Dolly Varden
District: Cripple Creek District
Land ownership: Private
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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 (Location): About 1 mile SE of Cripple Creek, in Squaw Gulch, near the center of sec. 19, T 15 S, R 69 W. Property is within or adjacent to current Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. project area.
Comment (Ownership): Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek, Inc. (Sunshine files, 1980)
Comment (Development): Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek, Inc., did exploration and evaluation from 1979 to 1983.
Reference (Deposit): MINE MAP REPO #400279, 400316, 400505, OTHERS
Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.
Reference (Deposit): OWN: DOCTOR-JACKPOT MIN. CO 1924
Reference (Development): U.S. Bureau of Mines, various years, The mineral industry of Colorado: U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Yearbook.
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