London Mine group

The London Mine group is a gold mine located in Park county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,499 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: London Mine group  

State:  Colorado

County:  Park

Elevation: 11,499 Feet (3,505 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.2731, -106.14310

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London Mine group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: London Mine group
Secondary: North London Mill 0080930194
Secondary: London-Butte Mine
Secondary: London Fault Adit
Secondary: London Extension 0080930027
Secondary: North London Mine 0080930195
Secondary: South London Mine 0080930239


Commodity

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


Location

State: Colorado
County: Park
District: Alma District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Type: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Alma London Joint Venture
Home Office: New Mexico
Info Year: 1980

Owner Name: Boulder Gold, Inc.
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1987

Owner Name: Cobb Resources Corp.
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: New Mexico
Info Year: 1987

Owner Name: Alma American Mining Corp.
Company ID: 500571
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: New Mexico
Info Year: 1980


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Open Stope - Room and Pillar
Milling Method: Flotation
Year First Production: 1874
Discovery Year: 1873
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

Comment (Production): About 2/3 to 3/4 of Alma district production has come from the London mine area. The mine operated continuously from 1875 to 1942; after World War II, operations were intermittent through 1989. Production totals from 1901 to 1931 are: gold, 263,173 oz., silver, 237,178 oz., lead, 5.88 million lb., and copper, 165,000 lb.; in addition, substantial production occurred before 1901 and after 1931. Total gold production is probably around 1 million oz.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): A 1988 estimate stated that 1 million tons of material graded 0.27 oz/ton of gold. (USGS OFR 98-206)

Comment (Location): The London Mine is on London Mountain, about 5 miles west of Alma, in secs. 7 and 18, T 9 S, R 78 W, and secs. 1 and 12, T 9 S, R 79 W.

Comment (Development): THE LONDON MINE HAD BEEN WORKED BETWEEN 1875 AND THE 1940'S. REOPENED IN 1988 AFTER A DECADE OF REHABILITATION, EXPLORATION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF ORE RESERVES. IT CLOSED DOWN AGAIN IN JUNE 1989 BECAUSE OF LACK OF ECONOMICALLY RECOVERABLE ORE AND THE CONTINUED LOW PRICE OF ORE.

Comment (Geology): Gold-quartz veins in faults in porphyry sills in the lower Weber(?) formation in the footwall adjacent to the London reverse fault.


References

Reference (Development): USBM MINERALS TODAY, JANUARY 1990, P. 25.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): Long, K. R., DeYoung, J. H., Jr., and Ludington, S. D., 1998, Database of significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States: Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-206, pt. B.

Reference (Deposit): Patton, H. B., Hoskin, A. J., and Butler, G. M., 1912, Geology and ore deposits of the Alma district, Park County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin 3, 284 p.

Reference (Deposit): Singewald, Q. D., and Butler, B. S., 1941, Ore deposits in the vicinity of the London fault of Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 911, 74 p.

Reference (Deposit): Vanderwilt, J.W., 1947, Mineral resources of Colorado: State of Colorado Mineral Resources Board, 547 p.

Reference (Deposit): MINE MAP REPO #402005 #402201 #402202.

Reference (Deposit): MILS WITH CURRENT MSHA SHEET, 3-80.

Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, V98, #23, AUG. 26, 1987, P12., "BOULDER GOLD EXERCISES OPTION FOR PRODUCTION AT LONDON MINE."