Rock King Lode

The Rock King Lode is a beryllium mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,711 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: Rock King Lode  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 8,711 Feet (2,655 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Beryllium

Lat, Long: 38.6214, -105.97060

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Rock King Lode

Rock King Lode MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rock King Lode


Primary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Feldspar
Tertiary: Mica


State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Turret

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): MINE REPO MAP # 401276

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 227