Golconda Mine

The Golconda Mine is a mine located in Clear Creek county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,248 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.

Mine Info

Name: Golconda Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Clear Creek

Elevation: 8,248 Feet (2,514 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 39.78361, -105.58028

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Golconda Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golconda Mine


Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Uranium


State: Colorado
County: Clear Creek
District: Fall River

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


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Owner Name: Fall River Power Co.
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1975


Year: 1909
Mined: 1.270 mt
Material type: ore


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Uraninite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite


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Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 94, p. 315