The Platts Big Chance is a gold mine located in Clear Creek county, Colorado.
About the MRDS Data:
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.76083, -105.63361
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Platts Big Chance MRDS details
Primary: Platts Big Chance
County: Clear Creek
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.
Time Period: 1910-35
Mined: 2060.910 mt
Material type: ore
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
Comment (Production): Production information is combined with Aubrey, Columbian chief, Franklin County and Platts mines. Developed by the Princess of India tunnel.
Reference (Deposit): REF:CBM ANNUAL REPORT 1923 OWN/OP:SMITH LAWSON CO.
Reference (Deposit): USGS OFR 67-109, p. 51