The Saddle Claim is a tungsten mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,201 feet.
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Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Tungsten
Lat, Long: 38.50333, -105.95750
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Saddle Claim MRDS details
Primary: Saddle Claim
District: Salida Area/Cleora District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Martin Kenick Et Al.
Years: 1956 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Northern Sangre De Cristo Range, Southern Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben
Description: Fracture Zone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: VEIN SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.17% WO3
Analytical Data: DUMPS ASSAY 0.4% WO3
Comment (Location): 2.5 MILES BELOW SALIDA ON SW OF ARKANSAS RIVER ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1976)
Comment (Reserve-Resource): THESE RESERVES ARE IN THE DUMPS
Comment (Production): W ORE WAS MINED, BUT NONE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SHIPPED
Comment (Deposit): IN 50-FT FRACTURE ZONE
Comment (Workings): 11 SHALLOW PITS; DUMPS CONTAIN 40-50 TONS
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
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): HEINRICH, E.W., 1981, PRECAMBRIAN TUNGSTEN AND COPPER-ZINC SKARN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: CGS RESOURCE SERIES 21, P. 56-60
Reference (Deposit): TWETO, OGDEN, 1960, SCHEELITE IN THE PRECAMBRIAN GNEISSES OF COLORADO: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 55, P. 1406-1428
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, COLORDADO: PH.D. THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 131 P.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): BELSER, CARL (1956)