Turret District

The Turret District is a gold and silver mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,400 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: Turret District  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2,865 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 38.64028, -105.97667

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Turret District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Turret District
Secondary: Gold Bug Mine
Secondary: Golden Wonder Mine
Secondary: Vivandiere Mine
Secondary: Independence Mine
Secondary: Anaconda Claim


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Turret District (Turret Creek District) (Calumet 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

Year: 1935
Material type: CU-AG ORE ACC
Description: Ap_Grade: ^9 Oz Au, 86 Oz Ag, 5700 Lbs. Cu Recovered
Year: 1932
Material type: AU ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^7 Oz Recovered
Year: 1941
Material type: AU-AG ORE ACC
Description: Ap_Grade: ^12 Oz Au, 14 Oz Ag Recovered
Year: 1939
Material type: AU ORE ACC
Description: Ap_Grade: ^4 Oz Recovered
Year: 1936
Material type: AU ORE ACC
Description: Ap_Grade: ^10 Oz Recovered


Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1885
Year Last Production: 1925
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, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Pleasant Valley Syncline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1880'S

Comment (Location): LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE GIVEN FOR THE GOLD BUG MINE; THE DISTRICT LIES NE OF SALIDA, LARGELY EAST OF THE TOWN OF TURRET, ALONG CAT GULCH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Deposit): EASTERN PART OF DISTRICT (CALUMET MINE) CONSISTS OF REPLACEMENT-TYPE DEPOSITS; WESTERN PART IS LARGELY LODE-TYPE DEPOSITS CONSISTING OF QUARTZ VEINS FOLLOWING FINE-GRAINED PORPHYRY DIKES

Comment (Deposit): ADDITIONAL REFERENCES: ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M. AND TWETO, O.L., 1962, TUNGSTEN IN THE UNITED STATES: USGS MAP MR-25 &&

Reference (Deposit): HARRER, C.M. AND TESCH, W.J., JR., 1959, RECONNAISSANCE OF IRON OCCURRENCES IN COLORADO: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7918, P. 14-17. &&

Reference (Deposit): HANLEY, J.B., HEINRICH, E.W., AND PAGE, L.R., 1950, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS IN COLORADO, WYOMING AND UTAH, 1942-43: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 227?F11) SHARPS, T.I., 1965, TUNGSTEN IN COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN, V. 8, NO. 5, P. 6.?F12) LIDNGREN, WALDEMAR, 1908, NOTES ON COPPER DEPOSITS IN CHAFFEE, FREMONT, AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, COLORADO: USGS BULLETIN 340, P. 157-174?F13) BHUTTA, M.A., 1954, GEOLOGY OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE AND FREMONT COUNTIES, COUNTIES, COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES PHD THESIS, 173 P.

Reference (Production): VANDERWILT, J.W., 1947

Reference (Deposit): OSBORN, E.F. AND RAINWATER, E.H., 1934, GEOLOGY OF THE CALUMET, COLORADO MINING DISTRICT: ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY UNPUBLISHED M.A. THESIS.

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

Reference (Deposit): VAN DIVER, B.B., 1957, GEOLOGY OF THE CALUMET MINING DISTRICT, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO THESIS,

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): 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): 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): BELSER, CARL, 1956, TUNGSTEN POTENTIAL IN CHAFFEE, FREMONT, GUNNISON, LAKE, LARIMER, PARK, AND SUMMIT COUNTIES, COLORADO: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7748, P. 3-7 &&