California Mine

The California Mine is a beryllium mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 12,500 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: California Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 12,500 Feet (3,810 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Beryllium

Lat, Long: 38.65, -106.26667

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Satelite image of the California Mine

California Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: California Mine


Commodity

Primary: Beryllium
Secondary: Molybdenum
Secondary: Tungsten


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: G. Furman


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Stockwork
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Beryl
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Molybdite


Comments

Comment (Workings): STOCK IS MT. POMERAY STOCK


References

Reference (Deposit): ADAMS, J., 1953, BERYLLIUM DEPOSITS OF THE MT. ANTERO REGION, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLO.: USGS BULL. 982-D

Reference (Deposit): DINGS & ROBINSON, 1957, GEOL. & ORE DEPOSITS-GARFIELD QUAD, COLO.