Gold Quartz Mine (Wells Mine; Patented Claim: Red Cloud; MS 622; Gold Quartz Nos. 1-6; Unpatented Claim: Gold Quartz), Lake City District (Lake District), Hinsdale Co., Colorado, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||38° 0' 9'' North , 107° 17' 16'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||38.00250,-107.28778|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
REF:Deposit:: IRVING, J.D., AND BANCROFT, HOWLAND, 1911, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS NEAR LAKE CITY, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 478.
Deposit:: LIPMAN, P.W., 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE LAKE CITY CALDERA AREA, WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP
Commodities (Major) - Gold, Copper, Silver; (Minor) - Lead; (Trace) - Zinc, Tellurium, Antimony
Deposit Type: Vein
Development Status: Past Producer
Structure: San Juan-Uncompahgre Calderas, Lake City Caldera, San Juan Volcanic Field, San Juan Depression
Host Rock: Rhyolite, Quartz Latite
Tectonic Structure: Central Cordillera (Southern Rocky Mtns)
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
16 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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|Miocene - Eocene|
5.333 - 56 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 56 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: San Juan Mountains
Comments: Southern Rocky Mountains
Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks
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. 
23.03 - 33.9 Ma
|Ash-flow tuff of main volcanic sequence|
Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)
Description: Includes many named units
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.