Willis Gulch

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.

Mine Info

Name: Willis Gulch  

State:  Colorado

County:  Clear Creek

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.77667, -105.51083

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Satelite image of the Willis Gulch

Willis Gulch MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Willis Gulch
Secondary: Druid
Secondary: Adudell
Secondary: Elkhorn
Secondary: Bertha
Secondary: Carcasonne
Secondary: Colfax
Secondary: Moose
Secondary: South Willis Gulch area


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead


Location

State: Colorado
County: Clear Creek
District: Idaho Springs


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold


Comments

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


References

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.