Luella Pegmatite

The Luella Pegmatite is a feldspar mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 9,039 feet.

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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: Luella Pegmatite  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

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

Primary Mineral: Feldspar

Lat, Long: 38.84944, -106.05111

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Luella Pegmatite MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Luella Pegmatite


Commodity

Primary: Feldspar
Secondary: REE
Secondary: Bismuth
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite


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

Owner Name: C. J. Vesey, C. M. Martin, E. Moldenhauer
Home Office: Denver, Co.
Years: 1948 -

Owner Name: Magnusson And Sons
Home Office: Denver, Co.
Years: 1948 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1946
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: Arkansas Valley Graben, Southern Mosquito Range

Type: L
Description: Nnw-Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Bismutite
Ore: Euxenite
Ore: Allanite
Ore: Fluorite
Ore: Microcline
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Plagioclase
Gangue: Muscovite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT 60 X 20 X 30 FT DEEP; FLOOR IS 30 FT BELOW RIM, EASTERN BENCH 17 FT BELOW RIM

Comment (Location): ABOUT 3 MILES S 40 E OF YARD PEGMATITE; ABOUT 1.5 MILES N OF US HWYS 24 AND 285 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Deposit): ZONED: BORDER ZONE FINE-GRAINED, PINK MICROCLINE, QUARTZ; WALL ZONE 5-8 FT THICK OF MICROCLINE; QUARTZ; CORE MICROCLINE, QUARTZ, ROSE QUARTZ


References

Reference (Deposit): HEINRICH, E. W., 1948, FLUORITE-RARE EARTH MINERAL PEGMATITES OF CHAFFEE AND FREMONT COUNTIES, COLORADO: AMERICAN MINERALOGIST, V. 33, NOS. 1-2, P. 69-71

Reference (Deposit): BRADY, B. T., 1975, MAP SHOWING FLUORSPAR DEPOSITS IN COLORADO: USGS MAP MR. 70, 1:500,000, TEXT

Reference (Deposit): TWETO, O. L., STEVEN, T. A., HAIL, W. J., JR., MOENCH, R. H., 1976, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MONTROSE 1DEG X 2DEG QUADRANGLE, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS MAP MF-761, 1:250,000.