North Empire District

The North Empire District is a gold 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: North Empire District  

State:  Colorado

County:  Clear Creek

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.77889, -105.68306

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North Empire District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: North Empire District
Secondary: Harrison
Secondary: Hecla
Secondary: Mint
Secondary: Cashier
Secondary: Empire City
Secondary: Golden Chariot
Secondary: Jackpot
Secondary: Empire Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Colorado
County: Clear Creek
District: Empire District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic veins


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Geology): PYRITIC-GOLD FISSURE VEINS TRENDING NE, IN PRECAMBRIAN ROCKS ADJACENT TO TERTIARY DIKES.

Comment (Location): 40 MILES WEST OF DENVER; MINES ARE JUST NORTH AND EAST OF EMPIRE IN N/2 SEC. 28, T 3 S, R 74 W. LATITUDE-LONGITUDE VALUES CALCULATED FROM TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION.


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM CONNECTING SHEETS

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 6,63

Reference (Deposit): Lovering, T. S., and Goddard, E. N., 1950, Geology and ore deposits of the Front Range, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223, 319 p.

Reference (Deposit): USGS P.P. 63, 1908, PL. 80