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Rico Argentine Mine, Silver Creek, Rico District (Pioneer District), Dolores Co., Colorado, USA

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Ref.: Min.Rec.: 16:213; The Mines and Minerals of the Great American Rift, R.W. Holmes & M.B. Kennedy, 1983.

Located about a mile up the Dolores River from Rico in the Silver Creek area. This mine includes 3 shafts, the Argentine, 517, and Van Winkle, and 6 Tunnels, the St. Louis, Argentine, Blaine, Rico Consolidated, Blackhawk, and Blacksmith.

Blackhawk Log Cabin; Argentine Mine Encompassing Rico Consolidated; Argentine Shaft; James G. Blaine Tunnel; and Portion of St. Louis Tunnel; Blacksmith Tunnel; Maggie Shaft.

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32 entries listed. 25 valid minerals.

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  • Colorado
    • Dolores Co.
      • Rico District (Pioneer District)

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