Black Beauty Deposit

The Black Beauty Deposit is a manganese mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,399 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: Black Beauty Deposit  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,399 Feet (2,560 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 38.56028, -105.95972

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Black Beauty Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Beauty Deposit
Secondary: Crater Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Secondary: Iron


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Salida Area


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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 Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Southern Mosquito Range

Type: L
Description: Pleasant Valley Syncline, Nw-Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE REPORTEDLY 18% MNO2


Materials

Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Siderite
Ore: Rhodonite
Ore: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): BETWEEN DEAD HORSE GULCH AND COTTONWOOD GULCH ALONG JEEP TRAIL NE OF SALIDA ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Deposit): VEINLETS IN LIMESTONE?

Comment (Production): ORE IS 18 PERCENT

Comment (Geology): GEOLOGY MAY BE SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE VENTURE LODE MINE, ABOUT 4 MILES NE ; GEOL.DESC: MANGANESE SILICATE IN CHLORITIC SCHIST OR PHYLLITE


References

Reference (Deposit): BOARDMAN, S.J., 1976, GEOLOGY OF THE PRECAMBRIAN METAMORPHIC ROCKS OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: THE MOUNTAIN GEOLOGIST, V. 13, NO. 3, P. 89-100.

Reference (Deposit): BOARDMAN, S.J., 1971, PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: PH.D. THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): USGS CAMERON MT. TOPO QUAD, 1956, 15 MIN

Reference (Deposit): MICROFILM FILES, DOCUMENTS 2592 & 2593, MINERAL DEPOSITS BRANCH

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): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 1,64