Iron King Hematite Deposit

The Iron King Hematite Deposit is a iron, gold, and silver mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,019 feet.

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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: Iron King Hematite Deposit  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,019 Feet (2,749 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Iron, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 38.61778, -105.94722

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Iron King Hematite Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Iron King Hematite Deposit
Secondary: Hawkins Hematite Bank
Secondary: Iron King Gold Mine
Secondary: Iron King Mine
Secondary: Lucky Break


Commodity

Primary: Iron
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Calumet 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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1885
Year Last Production: 1920
Discovery Year: 1885
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, Northern Sangre De Cristo Range

Type: L
Description: Fault Trending N-S; Pleasant Valley Syncline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: BEST SAMPLE (1959): 49.3% FE, 0.27% P, 0.06% S, 22.2% S102
Analytical Data: SOME 1936 ASSAYS RAN $60.00/TON AU
Analytical Data: SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSES SHOWED: 0.1-1.0% T1, 0.01-0.1% CU, PB, V, CO, NI, MN, AND 0.001-0.01% GA, ZR, CR
Analytical Data: REMAINING ORE: 30.2% FE, 0.13% P, 0.39% S, 40.8% S102, 0.2% MN


Materials

Ore: Hematite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Silver


Comments

Comment (Deposit): SMALL, IRREGULAR ORE BODY ALONG FAULT ZONE IN ALTERED LIMESTONE

Comment (Commodity): SOME OF ORE USED AS NONFERROUS SMELTER FLUX

Comment (Production): NO ACTUAL RECORDS ON PRODUCTION; REPORTED AS MINED FOR AU, AG UNTIL 1920'S FE POSSIBLY USED AS LOCAL SMELTER FLUX

Comment (Workings): ALMOST CIRCULAR OPEN PIT 60-FT DIAMETER, 50-FT DEEP; SHORT ADIT CONNECTS TO PIT ABOUT 25-FT BELOW SURFACE

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1880'S

Comment (Location): "UPHILL" FROM TURRET ROAD, ABOUT 1 MILE SOUTH OF CALUMET MINE, SOUTH OF CALUMET MOUNTAIN, SE OF RAILROAD GULCH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)


References

Reference (Deposit): HARRER, C.M. AND TESCH, W.J., JR., 1959, RECONNAISSANCE OF IRON OCCURRENCES IN COLORADO: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7918, P. 17-18

Reference (Deposit): CHAUVENET, R., 1885, PRELIMINARY NOTES ON THE IRON RESOURCES OF COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES ANNUAL REPORT 1885, P. 13-24.

Reference (Deposit): OSBORN, E.F. AND RAINWATER, E.H., 1934, GEOLOGY OF THE CALUMET, COLORADO MINING DISTRICT: ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY UNPUBLISHED MASTER OF ARTS THESIS, P. 2, 35, 38, 40.

Reference (Deposit): BEHRE, C.H., JR., OSBORN, E.F., RAINWATER, E.H., 1936, CONTACT ORE DEPOSITION AT THE CALUMET IRON MINE, COLORADO: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 31, NO. 8, P. 781-804 & &

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. & &

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