The Town Lot Mine is a tungsten mine located in Boulder county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,248 feet.
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Elevation: 8,248 Feet (2,514 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Tungsten
Lat, Long: 39.96556, -105.51139
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Location: At north edge of Nederland, near schoolhouse.
Workings: Shaft workings; extent unknown; probably not more than 150 ft deep.
Geology: Vein strikes N. 33° E. and dips 65° SE. Mostly in schist but crosses a small body of aplite, where ore shoot was apparently localized.
History and production: Mining at surface begun by school children shortly after Conger discovery. Hershey gives estimated output of $8,000 to $10,000 by 1914, suggesting about 2,000 units of WO3 About 300 units produced in 1917-18, the last period of operation.
Source: Geology and Ore Deposits of the Boulder County Tungsten District Colorado. USGS Professional Paper 245, 1953
Town Lot Mine MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Town Lot Mine
District: Boulder Tungsten
Land StatusLand ownership: Private
Time Period: 1917-1918
Time Period: pre-1914
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
PhysiographyGeneral Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: COLO BOM 1969 LIST