The Rock King Prospect is a niobium (columbium), tantalum, and beryllium mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado.
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Primary Mineral: Niobium (Columbium), Tantalum, Beryllium
Lat, Long: 38.63333, -105.98333
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Rock King Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Rock King Prospect
Primary: Niobium (Columbium)
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Production): HANLEY AND OTHERS, 1950, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS
Reference (Deposit): HANLEY AND OTHERS, 1950, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS IN COLORADO, WYOMING, AND UTAH, 1942 - 44, USGS PROF. PAPER 227