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Baltic (Sill; Gold Cord), Geneva District, Clear Creek Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 34' 24'' North , 105° 49' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.57333,-105.82639
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Commodities (Major) - Silver, Lead
Deposit Type: Vein
Development Status: Producer
Host Rock Unit: Alaskitic Granite Gneiss
Host Rock: Gneiss, Schist


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12 valid minerals.

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Regional Geology

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2855863
Biotitic gneiss, schist, and migmatite

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Locally contains minor hornblende gneiss, calc-silicate rock, quartzite, and marble. Derived principally from sedimentary rocks

Lithology: Major:{biotite gneiss,schist,migmatite}, Minor:{gneiss,calc silicate schist,marble}

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]

Paleoproterozoic
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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2209176
Biotite gneiss

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Gray, medium-grained, equigranular, well-foliated gneiss typically containing approximately 25–50 percent quartz, 20–30 percent plagioclase (approximately An30), 0–30 percent microcline, 10–15 percent biotite, 0–15 percent muscovite, 0–10 percent sillimanite, 0–5 percent hornblende, 1–2 percent opaque minerals, and a trace zircon. Most outcrops contain 5–20 percent granitic layers (leucosomes). Sillimanite, where abundant, occurs in fibrous, elongate, light-colored aggregates or clots as wide as about 1 cm. Migmatitic biotite gneiss in Clear Creek gave preliminary U-Pb zircon date on nonmelt phase of 1,773±18 Ma; near Pine, just south of map area, similar rock gave U-Pb zircon date of 1,780±9 Ma (W.R. Premo, unpub. data, 2005)

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]

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References

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USGS Professional Paper 178 (1935): 79, 106.
BLM CONNECTING SHEETS CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 6,63.

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