Briar Rose Mine

The Briar Rose Mine is a gold mine located in Summit county, Colorado at an elevation of 13,081 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: Briar Rose Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation: 13,081 Feet (3,987 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.44417, -106.09694

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Satelite image of the Briar Rose Mine

Briar Rose Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Briar Rose Mine


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


State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Upper Blue River

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: 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: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Trace: Barite


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Reference (Deposit): USGS Bull 970, p. 50

Reference (Deposit): REF: BRECKENRIDGE 7.5" QUAD