Saddle Claim

The Saddle Claim is a tungsten mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,201 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: Saddle Claim  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 38.50333, -105.95750

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Saddle Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Saddle Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Salida Area/Cleora District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: Martin Kenick Et Al.
Years: 1956 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past 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: Northern Sangre De Cristo Range, Southern Mosquito Range, Arkansas Valley Graben

Type: L
Description: Fracture Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: VEIN SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.17% WO3
Analytical Data: DUMPS ASSAY 0.4% WO3


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Scapolite


Comments

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


References

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)