The Kelso Mountain Claims is a silver, gold, and lead mine located in Clear Creek county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,998 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: 11,998 Feet (3,657 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead
Lat, Long: 39.66639, -105.79639
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Kelso Mountain Claims MRDS details
Primary: Kelso Mountain Claims
Secondary: Sterling Silver group
County: Clear Creek
District: Argentine 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
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Comment (Commodity): Production from lodes on the claim group.
Comment (Location): A 310-acre claim group located on Kelso Mountain, especially on the north and east sides, in secs. 28, 29, 32, and 33, T 4 S, R 75 W, about 4 miles SW of Silver Plume.
Comment (Names): The 310-acre claim block includes several lodes and workings, including the Baker mine and the Atlantic & Pacific (or A & P) tunnel.
Comment (Production): Lodes on the claim group have produced significant amounts of high-grade silver-lead ore in the 1870s.
Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.
Reference (Deposit): Lovering, T. S., 1935, Geology and ore deposits of the Montezuma quadrangle, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 178, 119 p.