Iron Chest Mine

The Iron Chest Mine is a zinc and lead mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,482 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: Iron Chest Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,482 Feet (2,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead

Lat, Long: 38.91028, -105.97500

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Iron Chest Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Iron Chest Mine


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Trout Creek Pass 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: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1947
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, South Park Basin

Type: L
Description: Syncline, Nw-Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Location): AT SUMMIT OF TROUT CREEK PASS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1976


References

Reference (Deposit): VANDERWILT, J.W., 1947, MINERAL RESOURCES OF COLORADO: COLORADO MIN ERAL RESOURCES BOARD, P. 472.

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