Riegel Feldspar Prospect

The Riegel Feldspar Prospect is a mica and feldspar mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,599 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: Riegel Feldspar Prospect  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mica, Feldspar

Lat, Long: 38.62972, -105.96611

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Riegel Feldspar Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Riegel Feldspar Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Mica
Primary: Feldspar
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Ed Riegel


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

Form: TABULAR


Structure

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

Type: L
Description: Pegmatite Dikes, E-W-Trending 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
Ore: Feldspar
Ore: Muscovite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): VAN DIVER, B.B., 1957, GEOLOGY OF THE CALUMET MINING DISTRICT, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO THESIS, P. 82.

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): ARGALL, G.O., JR., 1949, INDUSTRIAL MINERALS OF COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES QUARTERLY, V. 44, NO. 2, P. 161

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