Smuggler Mine, Jamestown District, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 10' 6'' North , 105° 17' 33'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.16833,-105.29250|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
REF:Deposit:: LOVERING AND GODDARD, 1950, USGS PP 223, PG. 269-270. PLATE 3
Deposit:: CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 10,62
Deposit:: REF. VANDERWILT MINERAL RESOURCES OF COLO. P 324
Commodities (Major) - Silver, Gold
Deposit Type: Vein
Development Status: Occurrence
Host Rock Unit: Silver Plume Granite
Host Rock: Granite, Schist
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
14 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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|Early Triassic - Permian|
247.2 - 298.9 Ma
|Lykins Fm and Lyons Sandstone|
Age: Phanerozoic (247.2 - 298.9 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Lykins Formation; Lyons Sandstone
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. 
252.17 - 298.9 Ma
Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Lyons Sandstone
Description: Moderate-orange, pink to pinkish-gray, fine- to medium-grained, firmly cemented, well-sorted, cross-stratified, quartzose sandstone; about 77 m thick in Boulder area, 108 m in Lyons quadrangle, but only 6 m thick northwest of Ft. Collins; at Greeley it i
Reference: Colton, Roger B. Geologic Map of the Boulder-Fort Collins-Greeley area, Colorado . U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series I-855-G. 
1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
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.