Carson District

The Carson District is a silver, lead, copper, and gold 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: Carson District  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 37.8689, -107.36110

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Carson District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Carson District


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Iron
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Aluminum
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: CARSON DISTRICT


Land Status

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Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

Owner Name: GEORGE THE THIRD MINES CO.
Home Office: LAKE CITY
Info Year: 1924

Owner Name: CHILDS PARK MINING CO.
Home Office: LAKE CITY
Info Year: 1924


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: VEIN, DISSEMINATION, CHEMICAL PRECIPITATE, BOG IRON
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1880
Year Last Production: 1940
Discovery Year: 1881
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, SAN JUAN DEPRESSION

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


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: SERICITIZATION
Alteration Text: LARSEN (1911) RECOGNIZED THREE TYPES OF ALTERATION: (1) SERICITIZATION OF FELDSPARS, LEACHING OF DARK MINERALS, DISSEMINATED PYRITE; (2) SILICIFICATION, ALUNITIZATION AND KAOLINITIZATION OF FELDSPAR NEARER VEIN FILLING; (3) COMPLETE REPLACEMENT OF GROUNDMASSBY QUARTZ, COMPLETE LEACHING OF FELDSPARS.


Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): LARSEN, E.S., 1911, THE ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF CARSON CAMP, HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 470, P. 30-38.

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE LAKE CITY CALDERA AREA, WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP I-962.

Reference (Deposit): LARSEN, E.S., JR., AND CROSS, WHITMAN, 1956, GEOLOGY AND PETROLOGY OF THE SAN JUAN REGION, SOUTHWEST COLORADO: USGS PROF. PAPER 258.

Reference (Deposit): HON, KEN, AND MEHNERT, H.H., 1983, COMPILATION OF REVISED AGES OF VPLCANIC UNITS IN THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO--RECALCULATED K-AR AGE DETERMINATIONS USING IUGS CONSTANTS: USGS OPEN-FILE REPT. OFR-83-668.

Reference (Deposit): STEVEN, T.A., AND LIPMAN, P.W., 1976, CALDERAS OF THE SAN JUAN VOLCANIC FIELD, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS PROF. PAPER 958, P. 10-16.

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., AND OTHERS, 1973, REVISED VOLCANIC HISTORY OF THE SAN JUAN, UNCOMPAHGRE, SILVERTON, AND LAKE CITY CALDERAS IN THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS: USGS JOUR. RESEARCH, V. 1, NO. 6, P. 627-642.

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., AND OTHERS, 1976, MULTIPLE AGES OF MID-TERTIARY MINERALIZATION AND ALTERATION IN THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS COLORADO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 71, NO. 3, P. 571-588.

Reference (Deposit): HARRER, C.M. AND TESCH, W.J., JR., 1959, RECONNAISSANCE OF IRON OCCURRENCES IN COLORADO: USBM IC-7918, P. 44.

Reference (Deposit): COLORADO DIV. MINES INF. REPTS. AND ANNUAL OPERATOR REPTS.

Reference (Deposit): BLM MINERAL SURVEYS