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Economic geology of the Central City district, Gilpin County, Colorado

Professional Paper 359

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Abstract

The Central City district, in Gilpin County, Colo., is on the east flank of the Front Range, about 30 miles west of Denver. The district is the most important mining camp in the Front Range mineral belt, and has yielded more than $100 million worth of gold, silver, uranium, and base-metal ores since 1859. Gold accounts for about 85 percent of the dollar value of the ore. In recent years mining activity has been slack but from 1950 to 1955 the search for uranium ores stimulated prospecting and development.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Economic geology of the Central City district, Gilpin County, Colorado
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
359
Year Published:
1963
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
Report: 231 p.; 12 Plates: 57.77 x 39.75 inches and smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
County:
Gilpin County
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