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Wire Patch Mine, Farncomb Hill, French Gulch, Breckenridge Mining District, Summit Co., Colorado, USAi
Regional Level Types
Wire Patch MineMine
Farncomb HillHill
French GulchGulch
Breckenridge Mining DistrictMining District
Summit Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 29' 0'' North , 105° 57' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Breckenridge4,896 (2017)7.2km
Blue River904 (2017)9.7km
Keystone1,079 (2011)13.2km
Frisco3,035 (2017)15.9km
Copper Mountain385 (2011)16.3km


A gold mine located on Farncomb Hill. Closed.

Accessed by Elephant and Mill tunnels.

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11 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite ?
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS Professional Paper 75
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223; USGS Proffesional Paper 75
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 63:49.; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: pyritohedrons to 15mm
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223; USGS Proffesional Paper 75
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223; USGS Proffesional Paper 75
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223; USGS Proffesional Paper 75

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite ?5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite ?14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rocks & Minerals (1988): 63: 49.
Raines, E. and Smith, A.E. (1987). "Famous mineral localities: Breckenridge, Colorado." Mineralogical Record, 18(1): 51-61.

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  • Colorado
    • Summit Co.
      • Breckenridge Mining District

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