Venture Lode Mine 1933

The Venture Lode Mine 1933 is a manganese mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,999 feet.

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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: Venture Lode Mine 1933  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

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

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 38.61778, -105.94583

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Venture Lode Mine 1933 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Venture Lode Mine 1933


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Secondary: Iron


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Calumet District (Turret District)


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1933
Discovery Year: 1933
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: Southern Mosquito Range, Northern Sangre De Cristo Range

Type: L
Description: Fault Trending N-S; Pleasant Valley Syncline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Siderite
Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): EXTENT OF DEPOSIT UNKNOWN

Comment (Workings): ONE SHAFT, 3 INCLINED TUNNELS

Comment (Location): "UPHILL" FROM TURRET ROAD, ABOUT 1 MILE SOUTH OF CALUMET MINE, SOU TH OF CALUMET MOUNTAIN, SE OF RAILROAD GULCH. NEAR IRON KING MINE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1976

Comment (Development): THE DEPOSIT WAS MINED PRIOR TO 1933, BUT THE ONLY KNOWN NAME FOR THE DEPOSIT IS THE VENTURE LODE, COINED IN 1933


References

Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., TAYLOR, R.B., EPIS, R.C. AND WOBUS, R.A., 1978, GEOLOG IC MAP OF THE PUEBLO 10 X 20 QUADRANGLE, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: USGS MAP I-1022, 1:250,000.

Reference (Deposit): BEHRE, C.H., JR., OSBORN, E.F., RAINWATER, E.H, 1936, CONTACT ORE D EPOSITION AT THE CALUMET IRON MINE, COLORADO: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 31, NO. 8, P. 804

Reference (Deposit): OSBORN, E.F. AND RAINWATER, E.H., 1934, GEOLOGY OF THE CALUMENT, CO LORADO MINING DISTRICT: ILLINOIS NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY UNPUBLISHED M ASTER OF ARTS THESIS, P. 132-133.