Clora May Mine

The Clora May Mine is a feldspar mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,999 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: Clora May Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Feldspar

Lat, Long: 38.85972, -105.99444

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Clora May Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Clora May Mine
Secondary: Clara May Lode
Secondary: Mina Blanca


Commodity

Primary: Feldspar
Secondary: REE
Secondary: Bismuth
Tertiary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Thorium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Trout Creek Pass Region


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

Type: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: M And S, Inc.
Home Office: Denver, Co.
Years: 1950 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Nnw-Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Beryl
Ore: Euxenite
Ore: Allanite
Ore: Bismutite
Ore: Xenotime
Gangue: Plagioclase
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Biotite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESERVES COULD BE GREATER THAN INDICATED

Comment (Deposit): ZONED; CORE IS QUARTZ PEGMATITE, INTERMEDIATE ZONE IS QUARTZ-PLAGIOCLASEALBITE PEGMATITE; WALL IS GRANITE, OR QUARTZ-MICA SCHIST

Comment (Workings): 1 LARGE, 1 SMALL PIT; MAIN CUT 100 X 40 X 30 FT

Comment (Commodity): EUXENITE REPORTED TO OCCUR IN MASSES 8-10 INCHES IN DIAMETER

Comment (Location): NEAR INTERSECTION OF TROUT CREEK AND MUSH ROOM GULCH; ABOUT 0.5 MILE EAST OF HIGHWAY 24. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)


References

Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., TAYLOR, R.B., EPIS, R.C. AND WOBUS, R.A., 1978, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PUEBLO 1 X 2 QUADRANGLE, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: USGS MAP I-1022, 1:250,000

Reference (Deposit): ARGALL, G.O., JR., 1949, INDUSTRIAL MINERALS OF COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES QUARTERLY, V. 44, NO. 2, P. 160

Reference (Deposit): MEEVES, H.C., HARRER, C.M., SALSBURY, M.H., KONSELMAN, A.S., SHANNON, S.S., JR., 1966, RECONNAISSANCE OF BERYLLIUM- BEARING PEGMATITE DEPOSITS IN SIX WESTERN STATES: ARIZONA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH, AND WYOMING: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 8298, P.23

Reference (Production): MEEVES, H.C. (1966)

Reference (Reserve-Resource): HANLEY, J.B., 1950.

Reference (Deposit): HANLEY, J.B., HEINRICH, E.W., PAGE, L.R., 1950, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS IN COLORADO, WYOMING, AND UTAH, 1942-1944: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 227, P. 21-22