Old Settler Mine & Tunnel

The Old Settler Mine & Tunnel is a gold and silver 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: Old Settler Mine & Tunnel  

State:  Colorado

County:  Clear Creek

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.7467, -105.57560

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Old Settler Mine & Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Old Settler Mine & Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Vanadium
Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Clear Creek
District: Central City


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.


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1937
Time Period: 1934-37
Mined: 153.530 mt
Material type: ore
Year: 1909
Mined: 5.900 mt
Material type: ore
Year: 1954
Mined: 27.550 mt
Material type: ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
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

Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): RADIOACTIVITY MEASURES 2.5 TIMES BACKGROUND ASSAY VALUE OF .007% U THE 7-1/2 MINUTE USGS MAP FOR THE AREA IS CENTRAL CITY.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 63, p. 340

Reference (Deposit): USGS OFR 66-87, p. 159

Reference (Deposit): DATA FROM PRR-1616, EXAMINED IN 1952