The Unknown is a lead and zinc mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,249 feet.
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.
Elevation: 10,249 Feet (3,124 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc
Lat, Long: 38.53031, -106.30880
Active Mining Claims
Claim data is for Mines level premium members.
Unknown MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Unknown
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
|Comment: CHAFFEE CO. 1869-1961:66,849.98 T LEAD, 15,442.15 T ZINC.|
|Comment: GEOL.DESC: ORE OCCURS AS REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS IN LIMESTONE AND DOLOMITE AND IN VEINS. REPLACEMENT MINERALS ARE CERUSSITE, HEMIMORPHITE, SMITHSONITE, AND GALENA. VEINS CONTAIN GALENA, SPHALERITE, PYRITE AND CHALCOPYRITE|
|Comment: FAVORABLE AREA: PROJECTED INTERSECTION OF LAKE MAYFLOWER AND MADONNA FAULTS|
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: SHARPS, 1963, COLO. SCH. MINES MIN. IND. BULL., V. 6, NO.