The Lake Central Project is a gold and silver mine located in Clear Creek county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,198 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.
Elevation: 7,198 Feet (2,194 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.76389, -105.53361
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Lake Central Project MRDS details
Primary: Lake Central Project
Secondary: Central (Big Five) Tunnel Project
County: Clear Creek
District: Idaho Springs District
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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1901
Discovery Year: 1901
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Comment (Reserve-Resource): Sunshine files contain reports that may have dated or optimistic resource estimates of 488,000 tons of ore, assuming 2' avg. thickness of veins from tunnel level up to previously mined stopes.
Comment (Geology): The Lake vein is a fissure vein up to 5 feet in width, that strikes NE and dips steeply NW, and contains mostly pyrite at the tunnel level. The Belman vein strikes NW and dips NNE, and contains quartz, pyrite, and chalcopyrite.
Comment (Location): Project to access Lake, Belman, and nearby veins at depth, via Big Five (Central) tunnel just west of Idaho Springs. The target area lies in NW/4 sec. 26, T 3 S, R 73 W, about 1-1/2 miles NNW of Idaho Springs.
Comment (Deposit): INFORMATION FROM OME REPORT, DOCKET NO. 6022, DATED 1959. AT TIME OF THE REPORT, THERE HAD BEEN NO PRODUCTION FROM THE MI THE FORM OF URANIUM. AN EARLY GOLD-SILVER-COPPER-LEAD PRODUC CLAIMS WERE CONTROLLED BY CLEAR CREEK MINING CO., COLO., AT TIME OF THE REPORT. THE CLAIMS ARE IN SECS. 23, 26, AND 35, R. 73 W., 6TH P.M., AND ON THE 7-1/2 MINUTE MAP, IDAHO SPRIN CLAIMS ARE WELL DEVELOPED WITH UNDERGROUND WORKINGS. INCLUDE THE OME REPORT ARE LOCATION AND MINE MAPS. THE OME REPORT CO THAT DUE TO GOOD CHANCES FOR FINDING COOPER (BUT NOT URANIUM ITS, ASSISTANCE FOR EXPLORATION BE GRANTED.
Comment (Commodity): CGS Bull.40 lists uranium here (US BuMines unpub. rept.).
Reference (Deposit): Bastin, E. S., and Hill, J. M., 1917, Economic geology of Gilpin County and adjacent parts of Clear Creek and Boulder Counties, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 94, 379 p.
Reference (Deposit): Moench, R. H., and Drake, A. A., Jr., 1966, Economic geology of the Idaho Springs district, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1208, 91 p.
Reference (Commodity): Nelson-Moore, J.L., Collins, D.B., and Hornbaker, A.L., 1978, Radioactive mineral occurrences of Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin 40, 1054 p., 12 pl.
Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.
Reference (Deposit): REF:MAS