Ida Belle Mine

The Ida Belle Mine is a gold mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,480 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: Ida Belle Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation: 11,480 Feet (3,499 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.59139, -105.91861

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Ida Belle Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ida Belle Mine


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead


State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Montezuma - Geneva Creek

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.


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Year: 1928
Time Period: 1883-84, 1887-88, 1916-17, 1922-24, 1928
Mined: 268.680 mt
Material type: ore


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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Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite


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Reference (Deposit): REF: KEYSTONE 75" QUAD

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 178, p. 82