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Emperius Mine (Emperious Mining Company; Del Monte Mining Company; Chance Mining Co; Bachelor Mine; Amethyst Mine; Commodore Mining Company; Last Chance and Pittsburg Mine Co; New York Mine; Creede Mines), Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 53' 6'' North , 106° 56' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.88500,-106.93723
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


REF:Deposit:: EMMONS, W.H., AND LARSEN, E.S. 1923, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE CREEDE DISTRICT, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 718, 198 P.
Deposit:: STEVEN, T.A., AND RATTE, J.C., 1965, GEOLOGY AND STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF ORE DEPOSITION IN THE CREEDE DISTRICT, SAN
Deposit:: MINERALS ENGINEERING 1980 FORM 10-K REPORT, P 3.
Deposit:: BETHKE,BARTON AND BODINE, 1960,TIME SPACE RELATIONSHIPS OF
Deposit:: OWN/OP: EMPERIUS MINING CO. 1960
Deposit:: CROSS,WHITMAN AND LARSON, 1935,A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE GEOLOGY
Commodities (Major) - Zinc, Silver, Lead, Copper; (Minor) - Gold, Cadmium; (Trace) - Antimony, Arsenic
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Campbell Mtn Mbr Of Bachelor Mtn Rhyolite
Structure: San Juan Volcanic Field; La Garita, Creede, And Bachelor Calderas, Creede Graben; Amethyst Fault Zone
Host Rock: Rhyolite
Tectonic Structure: Central Cordillera (Southern Rocky Mtns)

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Oligocene - Eocene
23.03 - 56 Ma



ID: 2945326
Oligocene sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Duchesne River Formation; Bishop Conglomerate; Florissant Lake Beds; Antero Formation; Creede Formation

Description: Northwest: includes Duchesne River Fm (sandstone and shale; includes some rocks of Eocene age) and Bishop Conglomerate near Utah border. South-central: includes Florissant Lake Beds (tuffaceous shale and tuff) and Antero Fm (limestone tuff, tuffaceous sandstone, and conglomerate). Southwest: includes Creede Fm (tuffaceous siltstone, sandstone, conglomerate) and gravels interbedded with volcanic rocks northeast and southeast of Gunnison

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor:{shale,conglomerate,volcanic}, Incidental:{siltstone}

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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