Lake District

The Lake District is a gold and silver mine located in Hinsdale 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: Lake District  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 38.0328, -107.31440

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Lake District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lake District
Secondary: Lake City District


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Sulfur, Sulfuric Acid
Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Manganese
Tertiary: Potassium
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Bismuth
Tertiary: Aluminum
Tertiary: Tellurium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: LAKE CITY DISTRICT


Land Status

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Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

Owner Name: EARTH SCIENCES, INC.
Home Office: GOLDEN
Info Year: 1984

Owner Name: LAKE CITY MINES
Home Office: COLORADO SPRINGS
Info Year: 1984

Owner Name: LAKE CITY MINES
Home Office: COLORADO SPRINGS
Info Year: 1984


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: VEIN, REPLACEMENT, DISSEMINATION, BRECCIA PIPE(?)
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1875
Year Last Production: 1981
Discovery Year: 1842
Years of Production:
Organization:
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Physiography

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Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Epithermal vein, Creede
Model Name: Alkaline Au-Te (Au-Ag-Te veins)


Orebody

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Structure

Type: R
Description: SAN JUAN VOLCANIC FILED, SAN JUAN DEPRESSION

Type: L
Structure: CALDERA
Description: SAN JUAN-UNCOMPAHGRE CALDERAS, LAKE CITY CALDERA


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: SILICIFICATION
Alteration Text: SILIFICATION, SERICITIZATION, AND PYRITIZATION OF VEIN WALLROCKS; SUPERGENE ALTERATION OF ARGENTIFEROUS CU SULFIDE TO PYRARGYRITE, NATIVE AG, COVELLITE, BORNITE, CHALCOCITE; NEAR-SURFACE OXIDATION OF FE-BEARING SULFIDE TO OXIDES. SOLFATERIC ALTERATION SEQUENCE OF RED MOUNTAIN REPLACEMENT ALUNITE DEPOSIT. HALL'S (1978, 1980) GENERALIZED ZONATION: (1) SILICEOUS CORE OR CAP, IN WHICH VOLCANIC ROCKS HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY LEACHED OF ALKALINE COMPONENTS AND ALUMINA, POSSIBLY CONTAINING SOME NATIVE S, AND REPRESENTING PRINCIPAL VENT OR CHANNEL FOR ACIDIC HYDROTHERMAL FLUIDS; (2) QUARTZ-ALUNITE AND CONTAINING SMALL AMOUNTS OF KAOLINITE OR DICKITE OR OTHER ALTERATION MINERALS; (3) INNER ARGILLIC ZONE, CHARACTERIZED BY DOMINANT MICROQUARTZ PHASE WITH SUBEQUAL AMOUNTS OF ALUNITE AND KAOLIN MINERALS, SUBORDINATE AMOUNTS OF SERICITE, PYROPHYLLITE, AND DIASPORE, AND FE STAINING; (4) OUTER ARGILLIC ZONE, SIMILAR TO INNER ZONE EXCEPT THAT ROCK IS LESS ALTERED, LESS BLEACHED, AND PRESERVES MORE OF PRIMARY ROCK TEXTURE, AND CONTAINS SPARSE ALUNITE, PREDOMINANT KAOLINITE, OR SUBEQUAL KAOLINITE AND SERICITE OR ILLITE OR HYDROMICA; (5) PROPYLITIC ZONE, MILD ALTERATION, GRAYISH-GREEN COLOR, PRESERVED ROCK TEXTURES, SOME SERICITIZED FELDSPAR, AND CHARACTERISTIC EPIDOTE, CHLORITE, ZEOLITES, CALCITE, AND PYRITE.


Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

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