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Topeka-Kentucky Giant vein, Ouray District (Uncompahgre District), Ouray Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 56' 10'' North , 107° 39' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.93611,-107.65611
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Commodities (Major) - Copper; (Trace) - Silver
Development Status: Past Producer
Parallel to and very near Indiana vein


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9 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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: 2813930
Intra-ash flow andesitic lavas

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{andesite}

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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Localities in this Region

USA
  • Colorado
    • Ouray Co.
      • Ouray District (Uncompahgre District)

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References

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D. E. Kile, E. G. Tribbey, D. L. Kile (1994) Minerals from the Topeka-Kentucky Giant and Indiana veins, Ouray County, Colorado. The Mineralogical Record, volume 25/5 pp.371-374
Geologic Road Logs of the Ouray Area, San Juan Mountains, Southwestern Colorado, Moore, George E: Mines, Mountain Roads and Rocks, Guidebook No. 1, Ouray County Historical Society Guidebook Series, Ouray, Colorado 2004. p. 132.

 
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