The Smith Properties is a zinc, lead, 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.
Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.70083, -105.73417
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Smith Properties MRDS details
Primary: Smith Properties
Secondary: Burleigh Mining Properties
Secondary: Silver Plume Mines
County: Clear Creek
District: Georgetown-Silver Plume District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Comment (Location): A 392-acre group of properties including several of the noted mines (Seven-Thirty, Bismarck, Dives-Pelican, and Wisconsin-Corry City) just north of Silver Plume, S/2 sec. 13, T 4 S, R 75 W.
Comment (Production): Mines in the group are credited with $12 to $15 million production, chiefly silver and lead by 1900, and a relatively small production since then.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): Sunshine files contain older (1903) reports that may have dated or optimistic resource estimates of more than 1.5 million tons of ore, stope fill, and dump material.
Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.
Reference (Deposit): Lovering, T. S., and Goddard, E. N., 1950, Geology and ore deposits of the Front Range, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223, 319 p.
Reference (Deposit): Spurr, J. E., Garrey, G. H., and Ball, S. H., 1908, Economic geology of the Georgetown quadrangle, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 63, 422 p.