American Flag Mine

The American Flag Mine is a gold mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,796 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: American Flag Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,796 Feet (2,681 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 38.63222, -106.00194

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American Flag Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: American Flag Mine
Secondary: Anaconda Mine
Secondary: Crete Mine
Secondary: Ethel Consolidation Mine
Secondary: Holdredge Mine See Location Comments Below


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Turret District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1901
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

Type: R
Description: Southern Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: N-Trending Faults, Pleasant Valley Syncline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Opal
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Actinolite
Gangue: Psilomelane
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Gahnite


Comments

Comment (Location): THESE MINES AND CLAIMS ALL LIE WITHIN THE DISTRICT, BUT EXACT LOCATIONS FOR THEM ARE UNKNOWN. MOST PROBABLY LIE IN SECTIONS 29 AND 28. SOME UNDOUBTEDLY ARE ON THE CAMERON MOUNTAIN (1:24000) AND PUEBLO (1:250,000) QUADRANGLES. EXACT LOCATIONS ARE GIVEN ABOVE FOR ONE MINE, BUT IT IS UNKNOWN WHICH MINE IT IS. SEE TURRET DISTRICT RECORD FOR MORE INFORMATION. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)


References

Reference (Deposit): COLORADO BUREAU OF MINES ANNUAL REPORT 1901, 1902

Reference (Deposit): HEINRICH, E.W., 1981, PRECAMBRIAN TUNGSTEN AND COPPER-ZINC SKARN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: CGS RESOURCE SERIES 21, P. 100.

Reference (Deposit): BOARDMAN, S.J., 1976, GEOLOGY OF THE METAMORPHIC ROCKS OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: THE MOUNTAIN GEOLOGIST, V. 13, NO. 3, P. 89-100.

Reference (Deposit): BOARDMAN, S.J., 1971, PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: PH.D. THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): VAN ALSTINE, R.E., 1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE PONCHA SPRINGS NE QUADRANGLE, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 626, P. 43-44, MAP