The Crystal Peak Topaz Prospects is a mine located in Teller county, Colorado at an elevation of 8,999 feet.
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Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.9956, -105.28860
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Crystal Peak Topaz Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Crystal Peak Topaz Prospects
Tertiary: Semiprecious Gemstone
District: Crystal Peak
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1865
Discovery Year: 1865
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION IS ONGOING
Comment (Geology): CASSITERITE REPORTED AS A MINOR OCCURRENCE IN PEGMATITES. PEGMATITE DEPOSITS MINED FOR THEIR GEM-QUALITY TOPAZ, SMOKY AND AMAZONITE. AREA HAS INTERMITTENT MINERAL PRODUCTION
Reference (Deposit): WHITE, GEORGE M., 1935, THE CRYSTAL PEAK REGION NEAR FLORRIS
Reference (Deposit): COLORADO: ROCKS AND MINERALS, V. 10, A. 12, PP. 184-187.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOL SURVEY BULL. 1114, PP 91.
Reference (Deposit): HEINRICH, E. WM., 1953, ZONING IN PEGMATITE DISTRICTS: AM.
Reference (Deposit): MINERALOGIST, V.38, N. 1 AND 2 PP. 76.
Reference (Deposit): PEARL, R. M., 1958, COLORADO GEM AND MINERAL TRAILS: SAGE BO
Reference (Deposit): PP. 108-113.
Reference (Deposit): ECKEL, EDWIN D., 1961, MINERALS OF COLORADO: A 100-YEAR RECO
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