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Fieldtrip stop #2-6 Twin Lakes glacial geology and mining history

Geological Society of America Fieldtrip #405 Guidebook
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Edited by:
Beth Edited by Simmons

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Abstract

The area of Twin Lakes has been of interest to geologists going back to the days of the Hayden Survey (1874) and continues to be studied for its spectacular glacial geology. Twin Lakes (2747 m; 9015 ft) was settled in 1879 (Scott, 2003) as the Leadville silver rush began, when prospectors found the first traces and outcrops of the Gordon, Tiger, Little Joe, and other rich lodes west of Twin Lakes. Between 1860 and 1950, the Twin Lakes area produced at least 2.5 million dollars in placer gold, much of which was produced when the official U.S. Government price of gold was $20.67 per troy once.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Fieldtrip stop #2-6 Twin Lakes glacial geology and mining history
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s):
Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Colorado geology then and now, 1901 to 2013: following the route of the Societies' 1901 trip through central Colorado
First page:
51
Last page:
54
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado