The Liberty Hill Mine is a manganese mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,999 feet.
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Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 38.64167, -106.00972
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Liberty Hill Mine MRDS details
Primary: Liberty Hill Mine
Secondary: Walter Higham's Mine
District: Turret Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Walter Higham And Sons
Home Office: Salida, Co.
Years: 1919 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Discovery Year: 1916
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Southern Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben
Description: On East Limb Of Syncline; N-Trending Faults; E-W-Trending Faults
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: 33.83% MN, 6.57% FE, 7.61% SIO2, 0.65% S, 0.037%
Comment (Location): ABOUT 10 MILES NW OF SALIDA; FOR LOCATIONS GIVEN HERE A GROUP OF MINES IN THE GENERAL AREA WAS ARBITRARILY CHOSEN ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)
Comment (Reserve-Resource): ABOUT 1000 TONS OF ORE VISIBLE IN 1919
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION AT LEAST IN 1916, PROBABLY OTHER YEARS AS WELL
Comment (Deposit): ORE PINCHES AND SWELLS WITH BEDDING, SHOWING SOME REPLACEMENT OF LIMESTONE
Comment (Workings): INCLINED TUNNEL (50 FT LONG), SURFACE CUTS AND PITS
Reference (Deposit): MUILENBURG, G.A., 1919, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF COLORADO: CGS BULLETIN 15, P. 28-31
Reference (Deposit): TWETO, O.L., STEVEN, T.A., HAIL, W.J., JR. AND MOENCH, R.H., 1976, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MONTROSE 1 DEG X 2 DEG QUADRANGLE, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP MF-761, 1:250,000.