North Star Claim

The North Star Claim is a tungsten mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,041 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: North Star Claim  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 7,041 Feet (2,146 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 38.50806, -105.96417

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North Star Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: North Star Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Salida Area/Cleora 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

Owner Name: Martin Kenick Et Al.
Years: 1956 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Northern Sangre De Cristo Range, Southern Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Nw-Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gneiss
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gneiss
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Scapolite


Comments

Comment (Location): 2 MILES SE OF SALIDA ON US HWY 50, SOUTH OF ARKANSAS RIVER AND US HWY 50 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT


References

Reference (Deposit): TWETO, OGDEN, 1960, SCHEELITE IN THE PRECAMBRIAN GNEISSES OF COLORADO: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 55, P. 1406-1428

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

Reference (Deposit): BELSER, CARL, 1956, TUNGSTEN POTENTIAL IN CHAFFEE, FREMINT, GUNNISON, LAKE, LARIMER, PARK, AND SUMMIT COUNTIES, COLORADO: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7748, P. 3-7

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

Reference (Deposit): HEINRICH, E.W., 1981, PRECAMBRIAN TUNGSTEN AND COPPER-ZINC SKARN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: CGS RESOURCE SERIES 21, P. 56-60