Homestake

The Homestake is a feldspar mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,596 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: Homestake  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,596 Feet (2,620 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Feldspar

Lat, Long: 38.58333, -105.91667

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Satelite image of the Homestake

Homestake MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Homestake


Commodity

Primary: Feldspar
Tertiary: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Tertiary: REE


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Turret


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: M And S, Inc.
Home Office: Denver, Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: ZONED PEGMATITE: 6 FT OUTER ZONE OF QTZ - ALBITE - MUSCOVITE - MICROCLINE AND A LARGE CORE CONTAINING LARGELY ALBITE WITH ACCESSORY QTZ, APATITE, AND POSSIBLY OTHER MINERALS

Comment (Deposit): COMPRISED OF 3 CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Production): ALBITE. RATE: 25,000 TONS/YR


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM MINERAL EXAM FILE

Reference (Deposit): ARGALL, 1949, COLO. SCH. MINES QUART., V. 44, NO. 2

Reference (Deposit): HANLEY AND OTHERS, 1950, USGS P.P. 227

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 1,64

Reference (Deposit): 5) COLORADO BUREAU OF MINES ANNUAL REPORT 1959