Picuris Placer Mine

The Picuris Placer Mine is a vanadium mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,999 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: Picuris Placer Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

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

Site Name

Primary: Picuris Placer Mine


Commodity

Primary: Vanadium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Buena Vista Area


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

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
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

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Orebody

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Structure

Type: R
Description: Southern Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben


Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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.


References

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