Montezuma prospect (Montezuma High Lode)

The Montezuma prospect (Montezuma High Lode) is a mine located in Summit county, Colorado.

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Mine Info

Name: Montezuma prospect (Montezuma High Lode)  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit


Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 39.73722, -105.83750

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Montezuma prospect (Montezuma High Lode) MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Montezuma prospect (Montezuma High Lode)
Secondary: Modoc shaft
Secondary: Blanche vein


Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Bismuth


State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Montezuma District

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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
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Comment (Production): Reported production of $44,000 from Modoc shaft in 1873.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): Anomalous bismuth, lead, silver, and gold values in selected mineralized samples. (Unpublished memos dated November 1999 in Sunshine Mining Co. file #222 at Colorado Geological Survey.)

Comment (Workings): Claims (12 or 20) staked and filed at county courthouse.

Comment (Commodity): Three samples taken near the surface assayed 20-58 oz/ton silver, 0.02-0.03 oz/ton gold, 0.18-0.49% bismuth, and 0.64-10.3% lead.

Comment (Geology): Blanche vein reported to be 8 to 44 in. wide, 2200 feet long, and found in Roberts Tunnel 4000 feet below surface.

Comment (Location): Prospect is at 13,100 feet elevation, along the trace of the Roberts Tunnel, probably on or near Santa Fe Peak or Sullivan Mountain, about 1-1/2 miles SE of Montezuma, in or near sec. 31, T 5 S, R 75 W.


Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.