Parakeet

The Parakeet is a beryllium mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado.

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: Parakeet  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Beryllium

Lat, Long: 38.67442, -106.25434

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Parakeet MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Parakeet


Commodity

Primary: Beryllium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Phenacite
Ore: Beryl


Comments

Comment (Production): APPROX. 35 T. HAND CABLED ORE. PRESENT (8/1/58) APPROX. 2 T CABLED ORE PER WEEK

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: TWO TYPES OF DEPOSITS: VEIN-FILLINGS AND ALPINE PEGMATITES. BERYL, PHENACITE, PURPLE FLUORITE, & MOLYBDENITE OCCUR IN DISSEM. & VEINLETS IN GREISENIZED GRANITE ACCOMPANIED BY IRON STAINING. THE BERYL-BEARING VEINS EXTEND S 70 W ALONG A HIGH RIDGE. ONE SET OF PITS STRIKE N 30 W, DIP 85 NE, ANOTHER SET STRIKES N 30 E, DIPS 35 SE.


References

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 10,64

Reference (Deposit): FOR FURTHER INFO. SEE WM. N. SHARP, USGS

Reference (Deposit): USBM MINERAL EXAM. FILE