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Idarado Mine, Telluride, Ouray District (Uncompahgre District), San Miguel Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 54' 50'' North , 107° 42' 1'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.9138888889, -107.700277778

A former Pb-Cu-Zn occurrence/mine located about 10 km S of Ouray. Features the "Treasury Tunnel." Ultimate closure was 1978. Extends into the Red Mountain District in Ouray County.

Ore is Tertiary telluride conglomerate (Argentine vein).

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Holmes, R. W. & M. B. Kennedy (1983), Mines and Minerals of the Great American Rift.

Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.

Rocks & Minerals (1984): 59: 34.

Rocks & Minerals (1989): 64: 144.

Rocks & Minerals (1995): 70(5): 298-310.

Eckel, Edwin B. (1997), Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised.

Friends of Mineralogy Colorado Chapter Newsletter: 2(1). (see link below)

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