The Dixie Mine is a silver, gold, lead, and zinc mine located in Clear Creek county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,698 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: 9,698 Feet (2,956 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc
Lat, Long: 39.71583, -105.61139
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Dixie Mine MRDS details
Primary: Dixie Mine
Secondary: Dixie Tunnel
Secondary: M & M Tunnel
Secondary: M & M shaft
Secondary: Sweet Marie
County: Clear Creek
District: Central City
Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Time Period: 1936-54
Mined: 31765.050 mt
Material type: ore
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): Gold values predominate other metals.
Comment (Geology): Three fissure veins, the Little Helen, M & M, and Dixie, strike NE and dip steeply to the NW.
Comment (Commodity): Gangue contains carbonate minerals.
Comment (Production): Complete production data from 1936 to 1954 show total gold production of 17,747 oz, silver of 57,809 oz, copper of 3,379 lb, lead of 84,892 lb, and zinc of 93,505 lb from 32,275 tons of ore.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): Report dated 1957 estimates ~55,000 tons of ore worth $1.7 million in the ground.
Comment (Location): Adits and shafts are in sec. 7, T 4 S, R 73 W, and Sec. 12, T 4 S, R 74 W, on Ute Creek, about 5 miles SW of Idaho Springs.
Reference (Deposit): OWNER:WESTERN STATES MINING REF: MAS
Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.
Reference (Deposit): Harrison, J. E., and Wells, J. D., 1959, Geology and ore deposits of the Chicago Creek area, Clear Creek County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 319, 92 p.