Cottonwood Creek Magnetite Deposit

The Cottonwood Creek Magnetite Deposit is a iron mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,402 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: Cottonwood Creek Magnetite Deposit  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 7,402 Feet (2,256 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Iron

Lat, Long: 38.53833, -105.97556

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Satelite image of the Cottonwood Creek Magnetite Deposit

Cottonwood Creek Magnetite Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cottonwood Creek Magnetite Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Iron


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Salida Area


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: 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

Type: L
Description: Nw-Trending Fault


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: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Location): 1 MILE EAST OF TENDERFOOT HILL, 1 MILE NE OF SALIDA; AT BOTTOM OF STEEP-WALLED PART OF COTTON WOOD CREEK CANYON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Deposit): POOR EXPOSURES WITH MAGNETITE DISSEMINATED IN GNEISS LAYER


References

Reference (Deposit): HARRER, C.M. AND TESCH, W.J., JR., 1959, RECONNAISSANCE OF IRON OCCURRENCES IN COLORADO: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7918, P. 18.

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