Unnamed Fluorspar Deposit

The Unnamed Fluorspar Deposit is a fluorine-fluorite mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,451 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: Unnamed Fluorspar Deposit  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,451 Feet (2,576 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Fluorine-Fluorite

Lat, Long: 38.61861, -106.00889

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Satelite image of the Unnamed Fluorspar Deposit

Unnamed Fluorspar Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Unnamed Fluorspar Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Tertiary: Manganese


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Poncha Springs Area/Browns Canyon 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

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 Sawatch Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: N-S Fault Zone, Smaller E-W Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): IN HILLS NE OF SAND PARK, EAST OF BROWNS CANYON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Deposit): FAULT ZONE ESTIMATED TO CONTAIN 10-15% CAF2


References

Reference (Deposit): VAN ALSTINE, R.E., 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE PONCHA SPRINGS SE QUADRANGLE, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 829, 19 P., MAPS.

Reference (Deposit): BRADY, B.T., 1975, MAP SHOWING FLUORSPAR DEPOSITS IN COLORADO: USGS MAP MR-70, 1:500,000, TEXT