Lucky John No. 2 Mine

The Lucky John No. 2 Mine is a ree, thorium, and uranium mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,800 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: Lucky John No. 2 Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,800 Feet (2,987 Meters)

Primary Mineral: REE, Thorium, Uranium

Lat, Long: 38.65889, -105.96167

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Lucky John No. 2 Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lucky John No. 2 Mine


Commodity

Primary: REE
Primary: Thorium
Primary: Uranium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Salida Area/Turret Area


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: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1952
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: Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Ew-Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.061-0.098% U308, 0.54-0.74% TH02, 1.02-1.58% RAE


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATIONS GIVEN FOR CENTER OF SECTION ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1976

Comment (Workings): SMALL SHAFT


References

Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., TAYLOR, R.B., EPIS, R.C., WOBUS, R.A., 1978, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PUEBLO 10 X 20 QUADRANGLE, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: USGS MAP I-1022, 1:250,000.

Reference (Deposit): NELSON-MOORE, J.L, COLLINS, D.B., HORNBAKER, A.L., 1978, RADIOACTIV E MINERAL OCCURRENCES OF COLORADO AND BIBLIOGRAPHY: CGS BULLETIN 40, P . 90.