Lamartine Tunnel

The Lamartine Tunnel is a gold, silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Clear Creek county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,600 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: Lamartine Tunnel  

State:  Colorado

County:  Clear Creek

Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2,926 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 39.74028, -105.60472

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Lamartine Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lamartine Tunnel
Secondary: No. 10 Level


Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper


State: Colorado
County: Clear Creek
District: Freeland-Lamartine District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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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Year: 1952
Time Period: 1867-1952
Mined: 295260.000 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

Model Name: Polymetallic veins


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Analytical Data

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Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena


Comment (Location): The Lamartine tunnel is about 4000 feet NE of the main shaft of the Lamartine mine.

Comment (Production): A main production tunnel for the Lamartine mine (10th level), about 9,000 feet long.


Reference (Deposit): Harrison, J. E., and Wells, J. D., 1956, Geology and ore deposits of the Freeland-Lamartine district, Clear Creek County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1032-B, pp. 33-127.

Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.

Reference (Deposit): OWN/OP:MONTANA MINING DEV.CO.