Blue Brute

The Blue Brute is a beryllium mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,799 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: Blue Brute  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,799 Feet (2,682 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Beryllium

Lat, Long: 38.62139, -105.96500

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Blue Brute MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Brute
Secondary: Sevilla Queen
Secondary: Savilla Queen No. 2


Commodity

Primary: Beryllium
Secondary: Mica


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: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Glen R. Lamberg And Sons
Home Office: Salida, Co.
Years: 1954 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: E-W-Trending En Echelon Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Beryl


Comments

Comment (Location): 3 CLAIMS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)

Comment (Deposit): UNZONED DIKE

Comment (Workings): 2 OPEN CUTS


References

Reference (Deposit): 5) BHUTTA, M. A., 1954, GEOLOGY OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE AND FREMONT COUNTIES, COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES PHD THESIS, 173 P.

Reference (Production): MEEVES, H.C. (1966)

Reference (Deposit): MEEVES, H.C., HARRER, C.M., SALSBURY, M.H., KONSELMAN, A.S., SHANNON, S.S., JR., 1966, RECONNAISSANCE OF BERYLLIUM-BEARING PEGMATITE DEPOSITS IN SIX WESTERN STATES; ARIZONA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH, AND WYOMING: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 8298, P. 23.

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.

Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., TAYLOR, R.B., EPIS, R.C. AND WOBUS, R.A., 1978, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PUEBLO 1DEGX2DEG QUADRANGLE, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: USGS MAP I-1022, 1:250,000