Wirepatch prospect

The Wirepatch prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Summit county, Colorado.

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: Wirepatch prospect  

State:  Colorado

County:  Summit

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.48694, -105.96500

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Wirepatch prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wirepatch prospect
Secondary: Brewery Hill prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Colorado
County: Summit
District: Breckenridge District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant:


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: intrusion breccia


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: pervasive phyllic


Rocks

Name: Black Shale
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Tertiary

Name: Porphyry
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Tetrahedrite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): Au: 0.03 - 2.0 oz/ton over 5-ft drill intercepts with 0.01 oz/ton cutoff grade Ag: 1 to 4 oz/ton

Comment (Geology): Small discontinuous bodies of oxidized and primary mineralization in stockwork zones in porphyry associated with intrusion breccias.

Comment (Location): The prospect is centered near the saddle between Farncomb and Humbug Hills, and on Brewery Hill 1 mile to the north, all about 4 miles east of Breckenridge, mostly in secs. 26 and 35, T 6 S, R 77 W.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): Drilled by FMC Gold Corp. in the mid-1980s. Numerous mineralized intercepts reported. Sunshine examined this property in 1988 as a submittal from FMC Gold Corp. Determined to have potential for several small orebodies. Two possibly economic orebodies were identified by FMC drilling, the "WP-9 Zone" and the "Elephant Zone". Estimated combined potential of 100,000 to 200,000 oz of gold. However, property not acquired by Sunshine due to high "political and environmental risks", being close to a resort area.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): Overall average drill-defined widths in stockworks zone of 17.3 ft grading 0.28 oz/ton Au. Mineralization is interpreted to be "spotty" however.


References

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