Old Glory Claim

The Old Glory Claim is a feldspar and mica mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,039 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: Old Glory Claim  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 9,039 Feet (2,755 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Feldspar, Mica

Lat, Long: 38.63056, -105.96278

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Old Glory Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Old Glory Claim
Secondary: Last Chance Spar-Mica Dyke Prospect
Secondary: Last Chance Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Feldspar
Primary: Mica
Secondary: Beryllium


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Turret District


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: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: Walter Record
Home Office: Turret, Co.
Years: 1950 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1944
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: CRESCENTIC

Form: CRESCENTIC


Structure

Type: R
Description: Southern Mosquito Range, Thirtynine Mile Volcanic Field, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: E-W-Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Feldspar
Ore: Muscovite
Ore: Beryl
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): 3 SMALL CUTS; LARGEST IS 25 X 20 X 3 FT DEEP

Comment (Location): ON WEST SLOPE OF HILL; 100 YARDS WEST OF ROAD, 4 MILES SOUTH OF TURRET AT HEAD OF STEEP GRADE OF TURRET ROAD JUST NORTH OF RAILROAD GULCH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Deposit): MAIN "ARM" IS 200 X 40 FT; OTHER "ARM" IS 105 X 35 FT; THREE ZONES PLUS BORDER ZONE; WALL ZONE: FINE-GRAINED, QUARTZ-POTASH FELDSPAR-MUSCOVITE-PLAGIOCLASE PEGMATITE; INTERMEDIATE ZONE: QUARTZ-PLAGIOCLASE-MUSCOVITE-BERYL; CORE: QUARTZ-WHITE POTASH FELDSPAR


References

Reference (Deposit): HANLEY, J.B., HEINRICH, E.W., PAGE, L.R., 1950, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS IN COLORADO, WYOMING, AND UTAH, 1942-1944: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 227, P. 23-27

Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., TAYLOR, R.B., EPIS, R.C. AND WOBUS, R.A., 1978, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PUEBLO 1 DEG X 2 DEG QUADRANGLE, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: USGS MAP I-1022, 1:250,000

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.