Copper King Mine

The Copper King Mine is a copper mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,560 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: Copper King Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,560 Feet (2,609 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 38.64028, -105.99111

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Copper King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper King Mine
Secondary: Turret Deposit Heinrich
Secondary: E.W.
Secondary: 1981


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Turret District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


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 Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Pleasant Valley Sycline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Magnetite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Zircon
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Actinolite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Cordierite
Gangue: Rutile
Gangue: Quartz
Unknown: Gahnite


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT 0.25 MILE SOUTH OF TURRET, BETWEEN TURRET AND INDEPENDENCE MINE, ALONG CAT GULCH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Workings): 20 TRENCHES, ALL SHALLOW; SHAFTS


References

Reference (Deposit): BOARDMAN, S.J., 1976, GEOLOGY OF THE PRECAMBRIAN METAMORPHIC ROCKS OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: THE MOUNTAIN GEOLOGIST, V. 13, NO. 3, P. 89-100.

Reference (Deposit): HEINRICH, E.W., 1981, PRECAMBRIAN TUNGSTEN AND COPPER-ZINC SKARN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: CGS RESOURCE SERIES 21, P. 100-104

Reference (Deposit): BOARDMAN, S.J., 1971, PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: PH.D. THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, WALDEMAR, 1908, NOTES ON COPPER DEPOSITS IN CHAFFEE, FREMONT, AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, COLORADO: USGS BULLETIN 340, P. 157-174. & &

Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., TAYLOR, R.B., EPIS, R.C. AND 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.

Reference (Deposit): BHUTTA, M.A., 1954, GEOLOGY OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE AND FREMONT COUNTIES, COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES PHD THESIS, 173 P.