The Washburn - Elser is a molybdenum mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado.
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Primary Mineral: Molybdenum
Lat, Long: 39.03472, -106.46722
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Washburn - Elser MRDS details
Primary: Washburn - Elser
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE WERE APPROXIMATED USING BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT'S GGWL (GEOGRAPHIC WELL LOCATOR) PROGRAM FOR THE FOOTAGE CALL: T12S R81W SECTION 05, 2640 FT N, 2640 FT E.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERWILT, 1947, MINERAL RES. OF COLO, PG 484