Piedra Niegro Claim

The Piedra Niegro Claim is a manganese mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 11,138 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: Piedra Niegro Claim  

State:  Colorado

County:  Hinsdale

Elevation: 11,138 Feet (3,395 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 37.81667, -107.33472

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Piedra Niegro Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Piedra Niegro Claim
Secondary: Piedra Niegro Mining Claim


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Colorado
County: Hinsdale
District: Finger Mesa Area


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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

Owner Name: J. J. And Jack Sylvester
Years: 1951 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Underground
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: San Juan Volcanic Field

Type: L
Description: Lost Lake Caldera


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyodacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Rhyodacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Psilomelane


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOVE (UNVERIFIED) LOCATION TAKEN FROM USBM MILS LISTING. PLOTTED LOCATION LIES AT HEAD OF NORTH CLEAR CREEK 3.2 MILES WSW OF PEARL LAKES AND NEAR DIVIDE BETWEEN NORTH CLEAR CREEK AND LOST TRAIL CREEK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Deposit): BASED ON THIS UNVERIFIED LOCATION, DEPOSIT LIES IN FISH CANYON TUFF JUST BEYOND NW RIM OF LOST LAKE BURIED CALDERA. NATURE OF MN OCCURRENCE IS UNCERTAIN BUT COULD BE SIMILAR TO OTHERS IN VOLCANIC TERRAINS OF SOUTHERN RUNNISON COUNTY AND NORTHERN HINSDALE COUNTY. THERE, HARD, COMPACT, FINELY GRANULAR, HIGHLY SILICEOUS PSILOMELANE OCCURS AS BOTRYOIDAL MASSES IN POCKETS AND FREQUENTLY IN NETWORK OF SMALL VEINS UP TO FOUR INCHES WIDE, AND IN BRECCIA.


References

Reference (Deposit): LIPMAN, P.W., 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE LAKE CITY CALDERA AREA, WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP I-962.

Reference (Deposit): MUILENBURG, G.A., 1919, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF COLORADO: CGS BULL. 15, P. 42-45.

Reference (Deposit): USBM MILS LISTING 0080530075

Reference (Deposit): STEVEN, T.A., AND LIPMAN, P.W., 1976, CALDERAS OF THE SAN JUAN VOLCANIC FIELD, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS PROF. PAPER 958, P. 8-10.