Galena District-Colorado

The Galena District-Colorado is a copper, gold, silver, and lead mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado.

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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: Galena District-Colorado  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 38.0075, -107.46580

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Galena District-Colorado MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Galena District-Colorado
Secondary: Henson Creek District


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Bismuth
Tertiary: Manganese
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Tellurium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: HENSON CREEK DISTRICT


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

Owner Name: HUGHES MINING CO.
Home Office: GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO
Info Year: 1980


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: VEIN, REPLACEMENT, DISSEMINATION
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1874
Year Last Production: 1977
Discovery Year: 1871
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant:


Physiography

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Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic veins


Orebody

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Structure

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

Type: L
Structure: CALDERA
Description: SAN JUAN-UNCOMPAHGRE CALDERA, LAKE CITY CALDERA, SILVERTON CALDERA, EUREKA GRABEN


Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

Comment (Names): PATENTED CLAIMS: (BIG CASINO NO. 2, MS 69A); BIG CASINO MILL SITE, MS 69B); (OCEAN WAVE, MS 92); (WAVE OF THE OCEAN, MS 93); (ULE, MS 147A); (ULE MILL SITE, MS 147B); (UTE, MS 148); (DOLLY VARDEN, MS 172); (PALMETTO, MS 233); (AJAX, MS 237A); (AJAX MILL SITE, MS 237B); (SCHAFER PLACER, MS 266); (MILL SITE, MS 269); (COLORADO, MS 276); (SILVER CHORD, MS 281); (EXTENSION, MS 281); (JOAQUIN, MS 296); (RUSSELLA, MS 308); NMINER'S BANK, MS 309); (BIG HORN, MS 313); (PRINTER BOY, MS 314); (ACCIDENTAL NO. 2, MS 315); (MOUNTAIN GIANT, MS 316);(AMERICAN EAGLE, MS 317); (IRON MASK, MS 318A); (IRON MASK MILL SITE, MS 318B); (DURAL, MS 335); (LITTLE BAREFOOT, MS 338); (HIDDEN TEASURE, MS 342); (CALIFORNIA, MS 376A); (CALIFORNIA MILL SITE, MS 376B); (ST. LOUIS, MS 401); (RUBY QUEEN, MS 407A); (RUBY QUEEN MILL SITE, MS 407B); (FIRST NATIONAL BANK, MS 408A); (FIRST NATIONAL BANK MILL SITE, MS 408B); (H. M. WOODS, MS 426); (LIGHTNING STRIKER, MS 452); (CHIMNEY CORNER, MS 496); (PAYMASTER, MS 514); (PHILADELPHIA, MS 527A); (PHILADELPHIA MILL SITE, MS 527B); (BOURBON COUNTY, MS 537); (HOFFMAN, MS 538); (FRANK HOUGH, MS 549); (CHIPMUNK, MS 637); (BLOOMINGTON, MS 660); (LAKE CITY, MS 672A); LAKE CITY MILL SITE, MS 672B); (NEW BRIGHTON, MS 673A); (NEW BRIGHTON MILL SITE, MS 673B); (EQUATOR, MS 674A); (EQUATOR MILL SITE, MS 674B); (THUNDERBOLT, MS 685A); (THUNDERBOLT, MS 685B); (ADELIA, MS 700); (MAPLE GROVE, MS 718A); (MAPLE GROVE MILL SITE, MS 718B); (MICHIGAN, MS 755); (ALPS, MS 784); (SWEET HOME, MS 785); (SILVER CROWN, MS 786); (INDEPENDENCE, MS 795); (BIG CASINO NO. 2, MS 836); (CARBONATE QUEEN, MS 851); (F. X. AUBREY, MS 852); (FLOWER OF SAN JUAN, MS 855); (ENGINEER, MS 860); (ENGINEER MOUNTAIN PLACER, MS 983A); (CARBONATE PLACER, MS 988); (DICTATOR, MS 1012); (LILLY, MS 1023); (YELLOW JACKET, MS 1031); (SARAH WOOD, MS 1036); (MONITOR, MS 1037); (POLAR QUEEN, MS 1045); (GOOD HOPE, MS 1047); (SUPERIOR, MS 1053); (CAPITOL IRON PLACER, MS 1084); (TREASURE HILL SPAR, MS 1085); (MARY LIME, MS 1086A); (MARY LIME MILL SITE, MS 1086B); (GEORGE M. TIBBETS, MS 1087); (ROSE LIME, MS 1094A); (ROSE LIME MILL SITE, MS 1094B); FRANK ADAMS, MS 1116); (SHILOE, MS 1117); (GLADIATOR, MS 1118); (CORINTH, MS 1119); (EMPRESS, MS 1123); (ALPHA, MS 1138); (OMEGA, MS 1139); (CAPITOL CITY, MS 1148); (CAPITOL CITY NO. 2, MS 1149); (OTTOWA, MS 1206); (U.S., MS 1207); (EMPIRE, MS 1208); (HIGHLAND CHIEF, MS 1209A); (HIGHLAND CHIEF MILL SITE, MS 1209B); (HIGH MUCK A MUCK, MS 1210); (BUSHNELL, MS 1212A); (BUSHNELL MILL SITE, MS 1212B); (ULE EXTENSION, MS 1220); (FORT DONALSON, MS 1230); (MOOSE, MS 1250); (SILVER CHORD, MS 1251); (NORTH FORK PLACER, MS 1252); (WATSON, MS 1253); (LITTLE HELEN, MS 1254); (CZARINA, MS 1270); (JOHN J. CROOKE PLACER, MS 1280); (SILVER PLUME, MS 1294); (O'CONNER, MS 1295); (EMPEROR WILHELM, MS 1309); (EQUATOR, MS 1366A); (EQUATOR MILL SITE, MS 1366B); (COMPROMISE, MS 1514A); (COMPROMISE MILL SITE, MS 1514B); (INCAS, MS 1529); (LILLY, MS 1559); (LONE TREE, MS 1625A); (LONE TREE MILL SITE, MS 1625B); (LITTLE JOHN, MS 1626A); (LITTLE JOHN MILL SITE, MS 1626B); (POSTAL, MS 1627A); (POSTAL MILL SITE, MS 1627B); (ELLWOOD, MS 1628A); (ELLWOOD MILL SITE, MS 1628B); (SYCAMORE, MS 1629); (76, MS 1630); (ARGO, MS 1637); (REVENUE, MS 1638); (GREAT EASTERN, MS 1639); (TWIN SISTERS, MS 1669); (LITTLE CASINO, MS 1700); (CHECK REGISTER, MS 1726); (NEWPORT, MS 1759); (NEWBURGH, MS 1790); (SILVER QUEEN, MS 1791); (MONTEZUMA, MS 1792); (DE SOTO, MS 1793); (HAARLEM, MS 1794); (JULIA, MS 1795); (BALLARAT, MS 1796); (SONOMA, MS 1817); (MOUNTAIN KING NO. 1, MS 1829); (MOUNTAIN KING NO. 2, MS 1830); (FANNY, MS 1839); (DICK DAWSON, MS 1860); (CZAR, MS 2008); (LITTLE HATTIE, MS 2091); (FRANK SILANCE, MS 2107); (VERMONT, MS 2489A); (DELPHI MILL SITE, MS 2489B); (ALABAMA, MS 2490A); (ALHAMBRA MILL SITE, MS 2490B); (FAIRVIEW, MS 2550); (PEARL, MS 2550)

Comment (Location): DISTRICT LIES ON NORTH SIDE OF LAKE CITY CALDERA ALONG HENSON CREEK WEST OF LAKE CITY FROM ALPINE GULCH CONFLUENCE WEST TO HEADWATERS ON OURAY AND SAN JUAN COUNTY LINES. DISTRICT CONTIGUOUS WITH LAKE DISTRICT ON EAST, WITH PARK DISTRICT ON SOUTH, AND WITH UNCOMPAHGRE AND EUREKA DISTRICTS ON WEST. DISTRICT INCLUDES LOWER PORTIONS OF ALPINE GULCH, CRYSTAL CREEK, T GULCH, UTE CREEK, MODOC CREEK, NELLIE CREEK, OWL GULCH, POLE CREEK, BIG CASINO GULCH, EL PASO CREEK, COPPER GULCH, LEE SMELTER GULCH, BOULDER GULCH, SCHAFER GULCH AND HURRICANE BASIN, REDCLOUD GULCH, AND PALMETTO GULCH; MATTERHORN CREEK, YELLOWSTONE GULCH, AND MARY ALICE CREEK ALONG NORTH FORK HENSON CREEK. PROMINENT LANDMARKS INCLUDE TREASURE FALLS, CRYSTAL PEAK, UNCOMPAHGRE PEAK, MATTERHORN PEAK, WETTERHORN PEAK, BROKEN HILL, IRON BEDS, EMPIRE MOUNTAIN, SUNSHINE MOUNTAIN, SCHAFER BASIN, WOOD MOUNTAIN, GRAVEL MOUNTAIN, DOLLY VARDEN MOUNTAIN, SEIGAL MOUNTAIN, ENGINEER MOUNTAIN, AMERICAN FLATS. DISTRICT ACCESSIBLE VIA ROAD UP HENSON CREEK WEST FROM LAKE CITY AND NE FROM SILVERTON UP ANIMAS RIVER AND OVER ENGINEER PASS; VIA TRAILS UP CIMARRON RIVER SOUTH FROM U.S. RTE 50. CLAIMS AND MINERALIZATION EXTEND EAST ONTO LAKE CITY (1963) QUAD, SOUTH ONTO REDCLOUD PEAK (1964) QUAD, SW ONTO HANDIES PEAK (1955) QUAD, AND WEST ONTO WETTERHORN PEAK (1963) QUAD. REDCLOUD PEAK AND HANDIES PEAK QUAD LIE ON DURANGO (1945) 1:250000 SHEET. SECTIONS LISTED INCLUDE ONLY THOSE COVERED BY PATENTED CLAIMS AND BY MARY ALICE UNPATENTED (URANIUM) CLAIMS; ADDITIONAL SECTIONS AND TOWNSHIPS INCLUDE SEC. 30 AND 31, T44N, R4W, AND SECS. 13 ND 24, T43N, R7W. ELEV AND LAT-LONG GIVEN ARE FOR APPROX CENTER OF DISTRICT AT CAPITOL CITY SITE NEAR CONFLUENCE OF HENSON CREEK ND NORTH FORK HENSON CREEK, IN SW SW SWC. O6, T43W, R5W (FORE-SHORTENED, UNSURVEYED SECTION). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST : 1977

Comment (Names): Patented claims (continued): (SCOTIA, MS 2500); (UTE MILL SITE, MS 2590); (MILFORD, MS 2595); (BIG BLUE, MS 2596); (JENNIE, MS 2673); (MOUNTAIN VIEW, MS 4922); (JUNCTION, MS 4922); (EXCELSIOR, MS 5184); (YELLOW MEDICINE, MS 5187); (MOUNTAIN BELL, MS 5187); (PRIDE OF AMERICA, MS 5306); (OPHIR, MS 5959A); (OPHIR MILL SITE, MS 5959B); (MOBILE, MS 6634); (FOREST, MS 6634); (VICKSBURG, MS 6634); (KEYSTONE STATE, MS 6644); (JESSUP, MS 7060); (AMERICAN QUEEN, MS 7847); (BLACK DIAMOND, MS 7847); (BLACK DIAMOND NO. 2, MS 7847); (BROKER, MS 11149); (FOUR ACES, MS 12130); (OTTUMWA, MS 12130); (YORKTOWN, MS 12196); (JAMESTOWN, MS 12196); (GUYANDOTTE, MS 12196); (ROANOKE, MS 12196); (NORFOLK, MS 12196); (PORTSMOUTH, MS 12196); (RICHMOND, MS 12196); (PETERSBURG, MS 12196); (NEWPORT NEWS, MS 12196); (VULCAN, MS 12227); (GALLIC, MS 12227); (SAXON, MS 12231); (CUTTER, MS 12265); (FREE LANCE, MS 12265); (REGULATOR, MS 12265); (YANKEE DOODLE, MS 12265); (LEADVILLE, MS 12265); (MAYOR OF LEADVILLE, MS 12265); (MAB, MS 12265); (AURIC, MS 12265); (MAID OF HENSON, MS 12265); (DON QUIXOTE, MS 12572); (BALTIMORE, MS 12676); (LELLIE, MS 12677); (PEARL, MS 12860); (RUBY, MS 12860); (CASTLE, MS 13103A); (BURRO CABIN, MS 13103A); (BURRO CABIN MILL SITE, MS 13103B); (CRYSTAL, MS 13193); (INVINCIBLE, MS 13478); (PROTECTOR, MS 13478); (MCCOMBE, MS 13781); (MCCARTHY, MS 13781); (AJAX LIMITED, MS 13811); (MORO LIMITED, MS 13811); (MEAT AUGER, MS 13872); (GIMLET, MS 13872); (MCCARTHY NO. 3, MS 13975); (U. P., MS 14236); (WINNER, MS 14988); (HARD TACK, MS 14988); (HARD-TO-BEAT, MS 14988); (PORCUPINE, MS 15012); (STEELE, MS 15157); (OTIS, MS 15157); (ALBANY, MS 15157); (WINDSOR, MS 15157); (METROPOLE, MS 15157); (MCCOMBE NO. 2, MS 15157); (CROWN POINT, MS 15223); (BLUE BELL, MS 15489); (MONTREAL, MS 15494); (KLONDYKE, MS 15872); (SILVER MEDAL, MS 16034); (SILVER MEDAL NO. 2, MS 16034); (PETAPAH, MS 16034); (MYDEALY, MS 16034); (RED HORSE, MS 16072); (BOB INGERSOLL, MS 16129); (SLIDE ROCK, MS 16130); (CLARENCE W., MS 16134); (BAKER, MS 16172); (NUCINGEN, MS 16172); (F. B. H., MS 16172); (G. D. B., MS 16172); (C. F. M., MS 16172); (PUZZLE, MS 16172); (ANCHOR, MS 16201); (DEWEY NO. 2, MS 16374); (BRICK POMEROY, MS 16478A); (WALL STREET, MS 16478A); (AMAZON, MS 16478A); (BRICK POMEROY MILL SITE, MS 16478B); (BONANZA, MS 16479A); (MAGNOLIA, MS 16479A); (HONDEE, MS 16479A); (MATHISON, MS 16479A); (BONANZA MILL SITE, MS 16479B); (PORTLAND, MS 16573); (PRINTER BOY, MS 16573); (NORTH SIDE, MS 16573); (METEOR, MS 16573); (EL SUD, MS 16721); (EL NORTE, MS 16721); (GOODWIN, MS 16754); (GOLD MINE, MS 16817); (WHITNEY MILL SITE, MS 16992); (MIDNIGHT BELL, MS 17205); (SUNSHINE NO. 1, MS 17467); (SUNSHINE NO. 2, MS 17467); (MARY JANE, MS 17467); (WILLIAM T., MS 17467); (SNOW SLIDE, MS 17467); (SILVER LEDGE, MS 17483); (COLORADO CENTRAL, MS 17711); (CERES, MS 18010); (SATURN, MS 18011); (FINIS, MS 18011); (VENUS, MS 18011); (NEPTUNE, MS 18011); (MARS, MS 18011); (SYBDICATE, MS 18011); (JUPITER, MS 18011); (LOUISE, MS 18011); (SANTA RITA, MS 18939A); (MINERAL FARM, MS 18939A); COLUMBIA, MS 18939A); (SAN JUAN, MS 18939A)^; (ROYAL, MS 18939A); (MINERAL FARM MILL SITE, MS 18939B); (EMPIRE, MS 19246); (BLACK PRINCE, MS 19246); (SWEET MARIW, MS 19597); (DORCHESTGER, MS 20145); (VENTURE, MS 20145); (STARLING, MS 20145); (CHICAGO NO. 2, MS 20145); (CHICAGO NO. 5, MS 20145); (CHICAGO NO. 6, MS 20145); (CHICAGO NO. 7, MS 20145); (CALCITE, MS 20166); (RUNNING, MS 20240A); (RUNNING MILL SITE, MS 20240B); (VIRGINIA, MS 20439)


References

Reference (Production): USBM Minerals Yearbooks and Production Data 1902-59

Reference (Production): Keith Long significant deposits list, October 2010