Newett Quarries

The Newett Quarries is a feldspar mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,701 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: Newett Quarries  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,701 Feet (2,957 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Feldspar

Lat, Long: 38.85306, -105.99722

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Newett Quarries MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Newett Quarries


Commodity

Primary: Feldspar
Secondary: Uranium
Secondary: REE


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Trout Creek Pass 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

Type: Surface


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Nnw-Trending Faults, Trout Creek Fault, Ne- And Nne-Trending Syncline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Albite
Gangue: Plagioclase
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON NE POINT OF LIMESTONE RIDGE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Workings): THREE PITS

Comment (Geology): MONAZITE AND EUXENITE ARE FOUND IN QUARTZ-MICROCLINE CORES OF PEGMATITES


References

Reference (Deposit): PARKER, RAYMOND L., 1963, NIOBIUM AND TANTALUM IN THE UNITED STATES, USGS MINERAL INVESTIGATION RESOURCE MAP MR-36.

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