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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

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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)


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16 valid minerals.

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Miocene - Eocene
5.333 - 56 Ma



ID: 3190650
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. [154]

Oligocene
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2768559
Ash-flow tuff of main volcanic sequence

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Description: Includes many named units

Lithology: Major:{volcanic}

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]

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