The Blue Stone Deposit is a fluorine-fluorite mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,720 feet.
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Elevation: 7,720 Feet (2,353 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Fluorine-Fluorite
Lat, Long: 38.64861, -106.07500
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Blue Stone Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Blue Stone Deposit
Secondary: Blue Stone & Tiger Lily
District: Browns Canyon District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Commercial Minerals, Inc.
Years: 1969 -
Time Period: 1943-1944
Mined: 590.520 mt
Material type: FLUORSPAR ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Metallurgical-And Ceramic-Grade
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1927
Year Last Production: 1949
Discovery Year: 1923
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
Model Name: Fluorspar deposits (fluorite veins)
Description: Southern Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben
Description: Folds, Faults; N-Trending Fault Bounding Arkansas Valley
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Fluoritization
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: 25-40% CAF2
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW SHAFT, ADIT, CUTS
Comment (Location): NE OF HECLA JUNCTION, EAST OF US HWY 285, WEST OF ARKANSAS RIVER; NW/4 SEC. 27, T 51 N, R 8 E. INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)
Reference (Deposit): COLO BOM AN RPT 1941
Reference (Deposit): Sunshine Mining Co. Colorado exploration files, unpublished data, Colorado Geological Survey.
Reference (Deposit): VAN ALSTINE, R.E. AND COX, D.C., 1969, FLUORSPAR MINES AND PROSPECTS, IN, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE PONCHA SPRINGS NE QUADRANGLE, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 626, P. 38-43
Reference (Deposit): BRADY, B.T., 1975, MAP SHOWING FLUORSPAR DEPOSITS IN COLORADO: USGS MAP MR-70, 1:500,000, TEXT
Reference (Production): VAN ALSTINE, R.E. (1969)
Reference (Deposit): VAN ALSTINE, R.E., 1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE PONCHA SPRINGS NE QUADRANGLE, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 626, 52 P.