The Argo Shaft is a gold mine located in Clear Creek county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,161 feet.
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Elevation: 10,161 Feet (3,097 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.72417, -105.61750
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Argo Shaft MRDS details
Primary: Argo Shaft
County: Clear Creek
District: Central City
Land ownership: National Forest
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Time Period: 1919-26, 1939, 1941
Mined: 343.480 mt
Material type: ore
Time Period: 1887-92
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 63, p. 369
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 319, p. 58