Centennial Ridge District

Past Producer in Albany county in Wyoming, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum, Palladium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10157229
MAS/MILS ID 0560010116
Record type District
Current site name Centennial Ridge District
Alternate or previous names Centennial Ridge

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -106.16732, 41.28327 (WGS84)
Elevation 2798
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Wyoming Albany

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
6th Principal 015 N 078 W 9 Wyoming


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Secondary
Palladium Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -106.16732, 41.28327

Comments on the geologic information

  • Atlantic City is taconite (high grade ore is >50% Fe2O3 and has high silica content)

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1874
Year of first production 1875

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0560010116

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    WGS BULL #50, APRIL 1966, p. 80.

  • Deposit

    Hausel, W.D., 1993, Guide ot the geology, mining districts, and ghost towns of the Medicine Bow Mountains and Snowy Range Scenic Byway: Geological Survey of Wyoming Public Information Circular No. 32, 53 p.

  • Deposit

    http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/Topics/Metals/gold.aspx, accessed 6/9/2010.

  • Deposit

    McCallum, M.E., 1968 (1982), The Centennial ridge gold-platinum district, Albany County, Wyoming: Geological Survey of Wyoming Preliminary Report No. 7, 12 p, 1 pl, scale 1:24,000.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit "Small gold bodies have developed in quartz veins in hronblende schist and chlorite schist, and are probably genetically related to granite pegmatites (Bull. 50, p. 80).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 18-NOV-83 Intermountain Field Operations Center (IFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines
Editor 06-SEP-10 Wilson, Anna B. U.S. Geological Survey minor revisons based on http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/Topics/Metals/gold.aspx. Rev. 3-Aug-2011, based on PR-7.