Decatur Ne District

The Decatur Ne District is a gold, lead, silver, and copper mine located in Rio Grande 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: Decatur Ne District  

State:  Colorado

County:  Rio Grande

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 37.4178, -106.46190

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Decatur Ne District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Decatur Ne District
Secondary: Jasper District


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Aluminum
Tertiary: Asbestos
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Colorado
County: Rio Grande
District: JASPER DISTRICT


Land Status

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Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

Owner Name: BALLANTYNE AND HOOK
Home Office: JASPER
Info Year: 1944

Owner Name: ERNEST MONCRIEFF
Info Year: 1944


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: VEIN
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Year Last Production: 1939
Discovery Year: 1874
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant:


Physiography

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Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

Type: R
Description: SAN JUAN VOLCANIC FIELD

Type: L
Description: PLATORO CALDERA, SUMMITVILLE CALDERA, CORNWALL FAULT, CALIFORNIA GULCH FAULT, CORNWALL BLOCK, JASPER STOCK


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: HYDROTHERMAL
Alteration Text: ALTERATION HAS NOT BEEN DESCRIBED BUT INCLUDES SOME HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION ASSOCIATED WITH INTRUSION OF JASPER STOCK AND SMALL MONZONITE STOCK (LIPMAN, 1974). ZONED SOLFATARIC ALTERATION (PROPYLITIC, ARGILLIC, QUARTZ-ALUNITE) CHARACTERISTIC OF SUMMIT AND DECATUR W (STUNNER) DISTRICTS PRESENT NEAR MARBLE MTN AT NW END OF STOCK.


Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., AND STEVEN, T.A., 1970, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PLATORO CALDERA, SOUTHEASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO: USGS PROF. PAPER 700-C, P. C19-C29.

Reference (Deposit): RATTE, J.C., 1968, ALUNITE, IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF COLORADO: US GPO, P. 155-157.

Reference (Deposit): SANFORD, SAMUEL, AND STONE, R.W., 1914, USEFUL MINERALS OF THE UNITED STATES: USGS BULL. 585, P. 39.

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., 1974, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PLATORO CALDERA AREA, SOUTHEASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP I-828.

Reference (Deposit): PATTON, H.B., 1917, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PLATORO-SUMMITVILLE MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO: CGS BULL. 13.LIPMAN, P.W., 1974, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PLATORO CALDERA AREA, SOUTHESATERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP I-828.

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., 1975, EVOLUTION OF THE PLATORO CALDERA COMPLEX AND RELATED VOLCANIC ROCKS, SOUTHESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO: USGS PROF. PAPER 852.

Reference (Deposit): STEVEN, T.A., AND LIPMAN, P.W., 1976 CALDERAS OF THE SAN JUAN VOLCANIC FIELD, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS PROF. PAPER 958.

Reference (Deposit): BIRD, W.H., 1972, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE PLATORO CALDERA COMPLEX, SOUTHEAST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO: MTN. GEOLOGIST, V. 9, NO. 4, P. 379-387.

Reference (Deposit): WOOLF, J.H., 1914, GEOLOGY OF THE JASPER DISTRICT, COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES THESIS T-467.


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