Platts Big Chance

The Platts Big Chance 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: Platts Big Chance  

State:  Colorado

County:  Clear Creek

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.76083, -105.63361

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Platts Big Chance MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Platts Big Chance


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Colorado
County: Clear Creek
District: Dumont


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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1935
Time Period: 1910-35
Mined: 2060.910 mt
Material type: ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: 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: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tennantite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): Production information is combined with Aubrey, Columbian chief, Franklin County and Platts mines. Developed by the Princess of India tunnel.


References

Reference (Deposit): REF:CBM ANNUAL REPORT 1923 OWN/OP:SMITH LAWSON CO.

Reference (Deposit): USGS OFR 67-109, p. 51