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Rico Argentine Mine, Silver Creek, Rico District (Pioneer District), Dolores Co., Colorado, USA
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Pyrite
Rico Argentine Mine, Silver Creek, Rico District, Dolores Co., Colorado, USA

Photo: 2001 John H. Betts
 
 
Ref.: Min.Rec.: 16:213; The Mines and Minerals of the Great American Rift, R.W. Holmes & M.B. Kennedy, 1983.

Located about a mile up the Dolores River from Rico in the Silver Creek area. This mine includes 3 shafts, the Argentine, 517, and Van Winkle, and 6 Tunnels, the St. Louis, Argentine, Blaine, Rico Consolidated, Blackhawk, and Blacksmith.

Blackhawk Log Cabin; Argentine Mine Encompassing Rico Consolidated; Argentine Shaft; James G. Blaine Tunnel; and Portion of St. Louis Tunnel; Blacksmith Tunnel; Maggie Shaft.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Alabandite
Aurichalcite
Baryte
Bismuthinite
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite

Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Clinozoisite
Cosalite
Fluorite
Galena
'Garnet'
Gold
Helvine
Hübnerite
Hydrozincite
Kaolinite
'Limonite'
Magnetite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

Pyrite
Rhodochrosite
Sellaite
Silver
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Tennantite
Tetrahedrite


32 entries listed. 25 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

USA
  • Colorado
    • Dolores Co.
      • Rico District (Pioneer District)

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