The Willis Gulch is a gold and silver mine located in Clear Creek 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: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.77667, -105.51083
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Willis Gulch MRDS details
Primary: Willis Gulch
Secondary: South Willis Gulch area
County: Clear Creek
District: Idaho Springs
Land ownership: Unknown
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): location approx. at middle of all the named mines included in this cluster record. Do not confuse with the record for the Willis Gulch shaft.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: FRONT RANGE MINERAL BELT, A NE TRENDING ZONE OF PORPHYRITIC INTRUSIVE ROCKS AND HYDROTHERMAL VEINS
Reference (Deposit): Moench and Drake, 1966, Economic geology of the Idaho Springs District, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties, Colorado: USGS BULL. 1208, pl. 1, p. 7-13.
Reference (Deposit): Moench and Drake, 1966, Mines and prospects, Idaho Springs district, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties, Colorado; descriptions and maps: USGS OFR 66-87.