Animas District

Past Producer in San Juan county in Colorado, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc, Silver, Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 60001031
MRDS ID MP90022
Record type District
Current site name Animas District

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -107.5831, 37.7919 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Colorado San Juan

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Alteration

  • (Local) SILICIFICATIONSILICIC

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -107.5831, 37.7919

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local FISSURES RADIAL TO THE RIM OF THE CALDERA
Regional DISTRICT IS ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE SOUTH RIM OF THE SILVERTON CALDERA.

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault/fracture: FAULTS, FISSURES, WALL ROCK

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant Yes

Mining district

District name ANIMAS DISTRICT

Reference information

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BARTOS, PAUL J., 1993, COMPARISON OF GOLD-RICH AND GOLD-POOR QUARTZ-BASE METAL VEINS: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS NEWSLETTER, NO. 15, 7 P.

  • Deposit

    KOSCHMANN, A.H., AND BERGENDAHL, M.H., 1968, PRINCIPAL GOLD-PRODUCING DISTRICTS OF THE UNITED STATES: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 610, 283 P.

  • Deposit

    MOSIER, D.L., MENZIE, W.D., AND KLEINHAMPL, F.J., 1986, GEOLOGIC AND GRADE-TONNAGE INFORMATION ON TERTIARY EPITHERMAL PRECIOUS- AND BASE-METAL VEIN DISTRICTS ASSOCIATED WITH VOLCANIC ROCKS: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1666, 39 P.