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Silver Dollar Mine, Eureka District, Gilpin Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 48' 8'' North , 105° 29' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.80222,-105.49639
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


MINE MAP REPO # 407856
Commodities (Major) - Gold; (Trace) - Lead, Zinc, Silver, Copper
Development Status: Past Producer


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4 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: 2728371
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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2206683
Quartz-feldspar gneiss

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Gray, dark-gray, white, pinkish-gray, and tan, moderately foliated to well-foliated, layered, fine- to coarse-grained (mostly medium grained) quartz-plagioclase-microcline-biotite gneiss. Proportion of minerals varies widely. Layers typically 10 cm to several tens of meters thick and commonly wavy. Locally contains layers of foliated monzogranite and granodiorite. May contain minor, thin layers of hornblende gneiss and amphibolite. Commonly migmatitic. U-Pb date on weakly foliated rock of monzogranitic composition in northwestern part of Indian Hills 7.5-minute quadrangle is 1,776±4 Ma. Weathers tan to pinkish tan in rounded outcrops. Crops out widely throughout map area

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]

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]

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