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Potosi & Cross Mines, Caribou District, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 58' 44'' North , 105° 35' 9'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.97889,-105.58583
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

REF:Deposit:: MOORE AND OTHERS, 1957, USGS BULL. 1030-N, P. 547 AND PL. 35.
Deposit:: CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 10,62
Commodities (Major) - Silver
Development Status: Producer

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

10 valid minerals.

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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Bartonian - Maastrichtian
37.8 - 72.1 Ma

ID: 2750767
Laramide intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (37.8 - 72.1 Ma)

Description: Mainly intermediate to felsic compositions; some mafic

Lithology: Major:{granitic,dioritic}

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]

Paleocene - Late Cretaceous
56 - 100.5 Ma

ID: 2205454
Rocks of Montezuma stock and vicinity, older felsic to intermediate porphyries of alkali-calcic group

Age: Phanerozoic (56 - 100.5 Ma)

Description: Large stocks, adjacent smaller bodies, and dikes in Nederland area and in southern Empire and northern Georgetown 7.5-minute quadrangles. Includes the Caribou, Bryan Mountain (also called Eldora), and Apex stocks. Includes monzogranite, monzogranite porphyry, biotite-hornblende±pyroxene monzogranite (Gable, 1969), and granodiorite (Ed Dewitt, written commun., 2007). K-Ar age of Caribou stock is 68.2±4.1 Ma on hornblende and 65.5±2.4 Ma on biotite (Marvin and others 1989). K-Ar age on Bryan Mountain stock is 60.6±1.8 Ma on biotite (McDowell, 1971; Marvin and others, 1974)

Reference: Kellogg, K.S., Shroba, R.R., Bryant, Bruce, and Premo, W.R. Geologic Map of the Denver West 30' x 60' Quadrangle, North- Central Colorado. USGS Geologic Investigations Series 3000. [35]

1600 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3186950
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

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