The Homestake is a feldspar mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,596 feet.
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Elevation: 8,596 Feet (2,620 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Feldspar
Lat, Long: 38.58333, -105.91667
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Homestake MRDS details
Owner Name: M And S, Inc.
Home Office: Denver, Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
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
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