Victor project

The Victor project is a gold mine located in Teller county, Colorado.

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Mine Info

Name: Victor project  

State:  Colorado

County:  Teller


Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 38.74306, -105.14944

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Victor project MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Victor project
Secondary: Ironclad Mine
Secondary: Silver State/NERCO Minerals mine


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


State: Colorado
County: Teller
District: Cripple Creek District

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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold
Gangue: Fluorite
Gangue: Iron Oxides-Hydrated
Gangue: Jarosite
Gangue: Manganese Ox-Hydrous
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Production): Reported production by 1905 was valued at $225,000. The mine was producing in 1983: 1,450 tons per day grading 0.04 oz/ton Au from an open-pit, vat-leach operation. (Sunshine files) In the early 1990s, mining and heap leaching resumed.

Comment (Location): On the west side of Ironclad Hill, about 1-1/2 miles ESE of Cripple Creek, in the SE/4 SE/4 sec 18, T 15 S, R 69 W.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): A 1983 report says 2.46 million tons of material grading 0.037oz/ton of gold. (Sunshine files) Subsequently, these reserves have been mined.

Comment (Development): The old Ironclad mine was developed by a shaft 690 ft. deep and produced a small amount of gold by 1905. Silver State Mining Corp. re-opened the mine as an open pit in March 1982, and sold a 60% interest in the mine to NERCO Minerals Co. in 1984. Following additional changes in ownership and operations, the mine became part of the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Co. holdings.

Comment (Geology): An oxidized breccia pipe contains low-grade gold resources. The breccia pipe material that contains the bulk of the low-grade ore is "fluidized". Breccia is commonly stratified and well-sorted.


Reference (Deposit): Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. corporate info., accessed from internet on 4/13/2006

Reference (Deposit): Lindgren, W., and Ransome, F. L., 1906, Geology and gold deposits of the Cripple Creek district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54, 516 p.

Reference (Deposit): Seibel, G. E., 1991, Geology of the Victor mine, Cripple Creek mining district, Colorado: Ft. Collins, CO, Colorado State University, M.S. Thesis, 128 p.

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

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