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Amethyst Vein System

Summary

The discovery of silver in 1889 at the site of the Holy Moses Mine in the Willow Creek Canyon by Nicholas Creede and company marked the start of the silver boom. In the following years, several other mines were discovered including the Commodore, Last Chance, and Amethyst claims in what was later known as the Creede mining district. The Creede district covers two principal vein systems, the Amethyst and the Bulldog Mountain, plus peripheral minor mineralization in the Solomon-Holy Moses, Alpha Corsair, Monon Hill, Midwest and, Equity (aka North Amethyst) deposits. The overwhelming majority of metal production came from the Amethyst, Bulldog Mountain, OH-and P-veins. (Barton and Bethke, 1977). Mining operated continuously at Creede [...]

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Extension: AM0332.zip
AM0332_Rec.tif
“Plan Map F-5 (see index on map), P&E 150 Level, Engineering. Dated 4/6/1978.”
338.13 MB
Extension: AM0327.zip
AM0327_Rec.tif
“Plan Map F-5 (see index on AM0332 map), P&E 60 Level, Engineering. Date 2/8/1979”
249.2 MB
Extension: AM0232.zip
AM0232_Rec.tif
“Plan Map J-6 (see index on map), Commodore 5 Level. Dated 4/6/1978.”
320.35 MB
Extension: AM0230.zip
AM0230_Rec.tif
“Geology Plan Map J-5 (see index on map), Commodore 5 Level. Dated 4/6/1978.”
274.23 MB
Extension: AM0227.zip
AM0227_Rec.tif
“Plan Map I-5 (see index on map), Commodore 5 Level. Dated 4/6/1978.”
323.04 MB
Extension: AM0224.zip
AM0224_Rec.tif
“Plan Map H-5 (see index on map) , Commodore 5 Level. Dated 4/6/1978.”
376.71 MB
Extension: AM0214.zip
AM0214_Rec.tif
“Plan Map F-5 (see index on map), Chance 5 Level, Engineering.”
322.11 MB
Extension: AM0334.zip
AM0334_Rec.tif
“Plan Map F-5 (see index on AM0332 map), P&E 150 Sub Level, Geology, Engineering.”
322.08 MB
Extension: AM0209.zip
AM0209_Rec.tif
“Plan Map F-5 (see index on map), Chance 5 Level, Geology.”
688.06 MB
Extension: AM17-010.zip
AM17-010_Rec.tif
“Map w/ drill hole locations; Core and those penetrating bottom of Creede channel”
63.86 MB
Extension: AM0048.zip
AM0048_Test2.tif
“Chevron Resources Co., Plan Map, Chance 2, #0048, 2/8/79”
320.55 MB
Extension: AM0223.zip
AM0223.tif
“Chevron Resources Co., Plan Map, Commodore 5 Level, Index Map I-6,Date: 4/6/78.”
336.7 MB
Extension: CHE0067_Rec.zip
CHE0067_Rec.tif
“Commodore 4 & Bulldog 9700, Lithology – Geology”
10.97 MB
Extension: AM0209_Rec.zip
AM0209_Rec.tif 193.18 KB
Extension: CHE0148_Rec.zip
CHE0148_Rec.tif
“Commodore plan, Workings-Comy 2. Dated 10/24/1979.”
14.61 MB
Extension: CHE0331_Rec.zip
CHE0331_Rec.tif
“Chevron Resources Co., Plan Map, P&E 117 Level, Geology, G. Garry 1937”
5.41 MB
Extension: CR0313_Rec.zip
CR0313_Rec.tif
“Pioneer Nuclear – Creede, SW 1/4, 1-5, Geology, Level: Commodore No. 5, 8/21/84”
8.38 MB

Purpose

The data included herein are primarily mine maps, geology maps, cross-sections, and drill hole data from the Amethyst, Bulldog Mountain, OH-and P-vein systems for the Chevron and Homestake mining companies and USGS research geologists. Each was scanned producing a digital image, many of which have been georeferenced enabling them to be used with the interactive mapping services available on ScienceBase or other Geographic Information Systems (GIS), database and geospatial software. Those not georeferenced are included as attachments to the associated vein system's child item page. The information is presented here to provide accessibility to the greater scientific community, including government, private industry and the general public.

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