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Upper Cresson-Wildhorse pit

The Upper Cresson-Wildhorse pit is a gold mine located in Teller 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: Upper Cresson-Wildhorse pit  

State:  Colorado

County:  Teller


Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 38.73806, -105.13972

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Upper Cresson-Wildhorse pit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Upper Cresson-Wildhorse pit
Secondary: see also MAS ID# 0081190261, Cresson Mine (new surface mine)


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


State: Colorado
County: Teller
District: Cripple Creek District

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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Years of Production:


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Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Alkaline Au-Te (Au-Ag-Te veins)


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Comment (Location): About 2 miles SE of Cripple Creek, and north of the main Cresson pit, on Bull Hill, in the NW/4 sec. 20, T 15 S, R 69 W.

Comment (Ownership): Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co., a joint venture of AngloGold Ashanti (Colorado) Corp. (67%) and Golden Cycle Gold Corp. (33%).

Comment (Production): Production combined with main Cresson Mine.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): Resources combined with main Cresson Mine.


Reference (Deposit): Vardiman, D.M., Roy, E., Thornton, D., Nicholson, D., White, D., and Melker, M., 2006, Geology and exploration developments, Cripple Creek mining district, Colorado, USA: Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co., Geology Field Guide, 11 p.

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Placer mines at Cripple Creek, Colorado ca. 1892

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