Poncha Pass Claim

The Poncha Pass Claim is a tungsten mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,999 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: Poncha Pass Claim  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 38.43944, -106.10250

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Poncha Pass Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Poncha Pass Claim
Secondary: Lucky Nos. 1
Secondary: 3 Claims


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Poncha 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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: C. L. Johnson
Home Office: 1404 Hudson St. 'Denver, Co.
Years: 1972 -


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

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Northern Sangre De Cristo Range, Southern Sawatch Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Skarn Zone; Faults, Fractures


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ONE SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.17% WO3


Materials

Ore: Fluorite
Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Chalcedony
Gangue: Diopside


Comments

Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED; PROSPECTS ALSO IN SECTIONS 4, 8, 9, SO LOCATION SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN; ABOUT 1500 FT FROM VENTURE NO. 2 PROSPECT ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976); PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = MONTROSE 1:250000

Comment (Workings): SHORT SURFACE CUT, SHAFT?


References

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

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M. AND TWETO, O. L., 1962, TUNGSTEN IN THE UNITED STATES: USGS MAP MR-25, TEXT

Reference (Deposit): SHARPS, T. I., 1965, TUNGSTEN IN COLORADO: COLORADO SCHOOL MINES MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN, V. 8, NO. 5, 16 P.

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

Reference (Deposit): HEINRICH, E. W., 1981, PRECAMBRIAN TUNGSTEN AND COPPER-ZINC SKARN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: CGS RESOURCE SERIES 21, P. 55

Reference (Deposit): BELSER, CARL, 1956, TUNGSTEN POTENTIAL IN CHAFFEE, FREMONT,GUNNISON, LAKE, LARIMER, PARK, AND SUMMIT COUNTIES, COLORADO: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7748, P. 3-7