The Moffat Tunnel is a gold mine located in Teller county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,600 feet.
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Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2,926 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.73306, -105.17250
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Moffat Tunnel MRDS details
Primary: Moffat Tunnel
Secondary: Ophelia Tunnel
District: Cripple Creek District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Yellow Gold Of Cripple Creek, Inc.
Company ID: 503299
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1980
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 south of Cripple Creek (center of town), on the east side of Cripple Creek (stream), near the center of sec. 24, T 15 S, R 70 W.
Comment (Workings): A 2-mile-long tunnel driven east under Gold Hill to access several mines.
Comment (Development): Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek, Inc., proposed to use the tunnel to access its Ritttenhouse prospect about 1980. (Sunshine files)
Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.
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