Corsair Mine, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 50' 46'' North , 106° 57' 40'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||37.84611,-106.96111|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
REF:Deposit:: EMMONS, W.H., AND LARSEN, E.S. 1923, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE CREEDE DISTRICT, COLORADO: USGS BULL. 718, 198 P.
Deposit:: STEVEN, T.A., AND RATTE, J.C., 1965, GEOLOGY AND STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF ORE DEPOSITION IN THE CREEDE DISTRICT, SAN
Commodities (Major) - Silver; (Minor) - Gold; (Trace) - Zinc, Copper, Antimony, Lead
Development Status: Producer
Host Rock Unit: Campbell Mtn Member Of Bachelor Mtn Rhyolite, Creede Formation
Structure: Alpha-Corsair Fault; Creede Graben, San Juan Volcanic Field; La Garita, Creede, And Bachelor Calderas
Host Rock: Rhyolite
Tectonic Structure: Central Cordillera (Southern Rocky Mtns)
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
9 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org
|Miocene - Eocene|
5.333 - 56 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 56 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: San Juan Mountains
Comments: Southern Rocky Mountains
Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
|Oligocene - Eocene|
23.03 - 56 Ma
|Oligocene sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 56 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Duchesne River Formation; Bishop Conglomerate; Florissant Lake Beds; Antero Formation; Creede Formation
Description: Northwest: includes Duchesne River Fm (sandstone and shale; includes some rocks of Eocene age) and Bishop Conglomerate near Utah border. South-central: includes Florissant Lake Beds (tuffaceous shale and tuff) and Antero Fm (limestone tuff, tuffaceous sandstone, and conglomerate). Southwest: includes Creede Fm (tuffaceous siltstone, sandstone, conglomerate) and gravels interbedded with volcanic rocks northeast and southeast of Gunnison
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.