The Picuris Placer Mine is a vanadium mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,999 feet.
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Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Vanadium
Lat, Long: 38.80917, -106.07139
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Picuris Placer Mine MRDS details
Primary: Picuris Placer Mine
District: Buena Vista Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Southern Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben
Comment (Location): SPECIFIC LOCATIONS GIVEN FOR INTERSECTION OF SECTIONS 23, 25 AND 26. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS NOT AVAILABLE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)
Comment (Geology): THE GEOLOGY IN THIS AREA CONSISTS LARGELY OF GLACIAL SAND AND GRAVELS, PLEISTOCENE ALLUVIUM, TERTIARY DIKES (RHYODACITE AND DACITE), OLIGOCENE TUFFS, AND PRECAMBRIAN GRANODIORITE AND QUARTZ DIORITE (BOULDER CREEK AGE). IT IS NOT KNOWN IN WHICH FORMATION(S) THE PLACERS LIE.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERWILT, J.W., 1947, MINERAL RESOURCES OF COLORADO: COLORADO MINERAL RESOURCES BOARD, P. 472
Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., 1975, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BUENA VISTA QUADRANGLE, CHAFFEE AND PARK COUNTIES, COLORADO: USGS MAP MF-657, 1:62,500.
Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 1,64