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Forest King Mine (Forest King Group; Ophir; MS 6342; Bonanza King; MS 6342), Platoro Mining District (Ute Mining District), Conejos Co., Colorado, USAi
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Forest King Mine (Forest King Group; Ophir; MS 6342; Bonanza King; MS 6342)Mine
Platoro Mining District (Ute Mining District)Mining District
Conejos Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 20' 43'' North , 106° 32' 46'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
South Fork362 (2017)37.0km
Gerrard278 (2011)37.1km
Alpine174 (2011)38.4km
Capulin200 (2011)39.0km
Del Norte1,604 (2017)40.8km


REF:Patented Claims: Forest King; MS 6342; Star; MS 6342; Alta; MS 6342; Palmer; MS 6342
Deposit:: PATTON, H.B., 1917, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PLATORO-SUMMITVILLE MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO: CGS BULL. 13.
Deposit:: LIPMAN, P.W., 1974, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PLATORO CALDERA AREA, SOUTHEASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: US
Commodities (Major) - Silver, Gold; (Minor) - Lead, Copper; (Trace) - Molybdenum, Zinc, Antimony
Deposit Type: Vein
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 154: Epithermal quartz-alunite Au
Host Rock Unit: Uncompahgre Formation
Structure: San Juan Volcanic Field, Platoro Caldera, Summitville Caldera, Platoro Fault Zone, Cornwall Block
Host Rock: Quartz Latite
Tectonic Structure: Central Cordillera (Southern Rocky Mtns)

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold var. Electrum
Formula: (Au,Ag)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
var. Electrum1.AA.05(Au,Ag)
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Miargyrite2.HA.10AgSbS2
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Zinkenite2.JB.35aPb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
ø = 2
Miargyrite3.7.3.2AgSbS2
1 < ø < 2
Zinkenite3.8.1.1Pb9Sb22S42
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Gold
var. Electrum
-(Au,Ag)

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S CovelliteCuS
S MiargyriteAgSbS2
S GalenaPbS
S ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
S SphaleriteZnS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
AgSilver
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag Gold var. Electrum(Au,Ag)
Ag MiargyriteAgSbS2
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb MiargyriteAgSbS2
Sb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
AuGold
Au Gold var. Electrum(Au,Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42

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