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Wrong districts

Posted by James Christopher  
James Christopher May 07, 2012 03:13AM
Recently I visited the Lawson/Dumont district to collect minerals. I looked on Mindat to see where I had collected, and it wasn't listed. This reminded me I have an old report named Geology and Ore deposits of the Lawson-Dumont-Fall River District, Clear Creek County, Colorado (1967). This report has several maps with a lot of veins and mines marked. Mine was the Murray which I was at. It is listed in Mindat as being in the Jackson District, as is the Belleview. These are both apparently incorrect, as is the location on the Mindat map of the Belleview which shows up over 100 miles away from where it should be. I am willing to slowly go through the map and mines that came with the report, and put them on Mindat, as many are missing. I know I can create sublocalities, but am unsure if I can delete wrong ones in the wrong districts after I create the new ones. I don't know that there are many wrong ones, but obviously at least 2 exist. I will try to correlate the map to get the localities marked as accurately as I can. Will I be able to delete sublocalities, or should I let one of you do it when I create the correct ones?
James Christopher May 09, 2012 11:58PM
Or I guess I could just do nothing, and they can stay wrong and mostly missing.
Rob Woodside May 10, 2012 12:05AM
Yeah, I guess no one is really interested in Colorado. They only have ugly rocks.
Alex Homenuke May 10, 2012 12:23AM
Trying to start something, Rob.....???
Don Saathoff May 10, 2012 01:38AM
James, patience, patience.....Rome was not built...etc, etc. Mindat will NEVER be finished....part of its' beauty!!!

Rock Currier May 10, 2012 08:08AM
Fight! Fight!

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
David Von Bargen May 10, 2012 03:15PM
Our coordinates put the Bellvue mine about a half mile south of Lawson.

Mine names are not unique, so there can be several with the same or similar names in different mining districts even within a single county. The Murray mine is already listed in Lawson-Dumont district (the Murry mine in Jackson District is probably the same as the Murray mine). Over the years the mining districts have changed boundaries and names, so getting things sorted out can take a bit of work (in the USGS MRDS system, they run about 40% duplicated records).
James Christopher May 10, 2012 11:35PM
Well, my question is, if I start adding these mines from the report, and similarly named mines in different, but very close districts exist, what would you like me to do? Change the districts, leave them alone, make a new locality in the Lawson-Dumont district....or?
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