The Green Mountain Area is a lead, silver, and gold mine located in Summit 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.
Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.87889, -106.32917
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Green Mountain Area MRDS details
Primary: Green Mountain Area
Secondary: Wilkinson District
Secondary: Big Four Mine
Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: VEIN
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1936
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (General): A.B. Wilson fixed the coordinates (so the longitude plots in North America, not Asia) and updated the record to describe the Green Mountain (a.k.a. Wilkinson District) mineralized area at Green Mountain Reservoir on the west side of the highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling. Big Four mine is the only known mine in the 'district.'
Reference (Deposit): SHARPS, 1963, COLO. SCH. MINES MIN. IND. BULL., VOL. 6, NO. 6.
Reference (Deposit): Vanderwilt, 1947, Mineral Resources of Colorado, p. 212-213.
Reference (Deposit): Dunn, 2003, p. 310, 322.