Venture No. 2 Prospect

The Venture No. 2 Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,049 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: Venture No. 2 Prospect  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,049 Feet (2,758 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 38.43611, -106.10111

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Venture No. 2 Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Venture No. 2 Prospect
Secondary: Luckie
Secondary: Lucky 2 Claim
Secondary: Venture No. 2-Luckie Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Poncha Pass Area


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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: John Butala
Years: 1960 -

Owner Name: Mining Ventures, Inc.
Years: 1960 -


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: Southern Sawatch Range, Northern Sangre De Cristo Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Skarn Zone Along Nw-Trending Fault Zone; Fault Intersections


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR PONCHA PASS, ABOUT 1500 FT SE OF PONCHA PASS CLAIM; UNSURVEYED AT TIME OF REPORT-SECTION 05 REPORTED BUT PROBABLY WRONG ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976); PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = MONTROSE 1:250000

Comment (Workings): 30 FT SHAFT; 15-FT CUT

Comment (Deposit): 1 INCH STREAK OF SCHEELITE NEAR BOTTOM OF SCHAFT NEARLY PURE; REST OF VEIN EXPOSES LOW-GRADE SCHEELITE


References

Reference (Deposit): COLORADO METAL MINING FUND BOARD, 1960, TUNGSTEN MINES OF COLORADO: COLORADO METAL MINING FUND BOARD, P.

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

Reference (Deposit): HEINRICH, E.W., 1981, PRECAMBRIAN TUNGSTEN AND COPPER-ZINC SKARN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: CGS RESOURCE SERIES 21, P. 55.

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

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M. AND TWETO, O.L., 1962, TUNGSTEN IN THE UNITED STATES: USGS MAP MR-25, TEXT.

Reference (Production): LEMMON, D.M. (1962), BELSER, CARL (1956)