Walter Higham Mine

The Walter Higham Mine 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: Walter Higham Mine  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

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

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 38.60306, -106.02917

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Walter Higham Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Walter Higham Mine


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Salida 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

Owner Name: Walter Higham And Sons
Home Office: Salida, Co.
Years: 1919 -


Production

Year: 1919
Time Period: Pre 1919
Material type: MN ORE EST
Description: Cp_Grade: ^27-43% Mn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1919
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

Not available


Structure

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

Type: L
Description: Faults, Breccia Zones; Nw-Trending Faults, Ne-Trending Anticline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Slate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Slate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Wad
Ore: Psilomelane
Ore: Pyrolusite


Comments

Comment (Location): THIS IS A DIFFERENT MINE THAN THE LIBERTY HILL MINE; LOCATED 4.5 MILES NW OF SALIDA, OVERLOOKING LONGS GULCH IN HILLS NE OF SAND PARK ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Production): ORE MINED BUT NEVER SHIPPED; STOCKPILED ON PROPERTY

Comment (Deposit): VEIN PINCHES AND SWELLS GREATLY; VEIN REPORTEDLY 10-12 MILES LONG, PASSING BY SEDALIA MINE; VAN ALSTINE (1974) STATES THAT THIS AND RELATED DEPOSITS ARE SMALL AND ISOLATED.

Comment (Workings): PIT


References

Reference (Deposit): MUILENBURG, G.A., 1919, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF COLORADO: CGS BULLENTIN 15, P. 28-31

Reference (Deposit): VAN ALSTINE, R.E., 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE PONCHA SPRINGS SE QUADRANGLE, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 829, P. 16-17.

Reference (Production): MUILENBURG, G.A. (1919)