Spartan Mine

The Spartan Mine is a manganese mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,999 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: Spartan Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 38.61667, -105.94583

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Spartan Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Spartan Mine


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Turret 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: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Southern Mosquito Range

Type: L
Description: Ns-Trending Fault, Pleasant Valley Syncline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrolusite


Comments

Comment (Location): ALL LOCATIONS GIVEN ARE ESTIMATED. THE CLAIMS LIE NEAR THE WHITEHEAD ROAD AT THE BASE OF CAMERON MOUNTAIN ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM MINERAL EXAM. FILE

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

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

Reference (Deposit): OSBORN, E.F. AND RAINWATER, E.H., 1934, GEOLOGY OF THE CALUMET, COLORADO.MINING DISTRICT: ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY UNPUBLISHED MASTER OF ARTS THESIS, P. 132-133,

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