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El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USAi
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Cripple CreekCreek
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View of the Cripple Creek tellurium-gold-silver mining, in 1910.

El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
View of the Cripple Creek tellurium-gold-silver mining area, in 1910.

El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
View of the Cripple Creek tellurium-gold-silver mining area, in 1960.

El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
View of the Cripple Creek tellurium-gold-silver mining, in 1910.

El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
View of the Cripple Creek tellurium-gold-silver mining area, in 1910.

El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
View of the Cripple Creek tellurium-gold-silver mining area, in 1960.

El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
View of the Cripple Creek tellurium-gold-silver mining, in 1910.

El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
View of the Cripple Creek tellurium-gold-silver mining area, in 1910.

El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 43' 9'' North , 105° 10' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.71917,-105.17000
GeoHash:G#: 9wvhqb9e3
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Victor389 (2017)2.8km
Cripple Creek1,155 (2017)3.1km
Stratton644 (2006)3.6km
Midland156 (2011)15.5km
Divide127 (2011)24.8km


A gold mine. Contains the Tillery and El Paso lodes. Company also owned CKN mine.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Min Rec 36:2 pp143-185; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54
'Blaubleibender Covellite'
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Min Rec 36:2 pp143-185
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Min Rec 36:2 pp143-185
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Reference: John Betts specimen No. 20460
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: P Haas collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Min Rec 36:2 pp143-185
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54; John Betts specimen No. 20460
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54
Krennerite
Formula: Au3AgTe8
Reference: John Betts specimen No. 20460
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Min Rec 36:2 pp143-185
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Min Rec 36:2 pp143-185; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: John Betts specimen No. 20460
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Min Rec 36:2 pp143-185
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Min Rec 36:2 pp143-185; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 54

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Krennerite2.EA.15Au3AgTe8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Blaubleibender Covellite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Krennerite2.12.13.1Au3AgTe8
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Blaubleibender Covellite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S GalenaPbS
S StibniteSb2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
AgSilver
Ag KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
SbAntimony
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb StibniteSb2S3
TeTellurium
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
Au KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
PbLead
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Miocene - Eocene
5.333 - 56 Ma



ID: 3184339
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 56 Ma)

Comments: Thirtynine Mile Volcanic Field; Southern Rocky Mountains

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2855920
Granitic rocks of 1700-m.y. age group

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Boulder Creek Granite; Cross Creek Granite; Denny Creek Granodiorite; Kroenke Granodiorite; Browns Pass Quartz Monzonite; Powderhorn Granite; Pitts Meadow Granodiorite; Bakers Bridge Granite; Tenmile Granite

Description: Includes Boulder Creek -M.Y. AGE GROUP (AGE 1650-1730 M.Y.)--Includes Boulder Creek, Cross Creek, Denny Creek, Kroenke, Browns Pass, Powderhorn, Pitts Meadow, Bakers Bridge, and Tenmile Granites, Quartz Monzonites, or Granodiorites; also, unnamed granitic rocks

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., 1992, The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-0507, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{granite}, Minor:{granodiorite,quartz monzonite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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