The Central City - Idaho Springs and contiguous districts is a gold 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: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.742, -105.55000
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Central City - Idaho Springs and contiguous districts MRDS details
Primary: Central City - Idaho Springs and contiguous districts
County: Clear Creek
Record Type: District
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Reference (Deposit): Moench and Drake, 1966, Economic geology of the Idaho Springs District, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties, Colorado: USGS BULL. 1208, pl. 1, p. 7-13.
Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ANNA B., AND LAROCK, EDWARD J., IN PRESS, MINERALIZED AREAS AND PRINCIPAL LODE MINES IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-2163, SCALE 1:50,000.
Reference (Deposit): Moench and Drake, 1966, Mines and prospects, Idaho Springs district, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties, Colorado; descriptions and maps: USGS OFR 66-87.