Mount Aetna Molybdenum Prospect

The Mount Aetna Molybdenum Prospect is a molybdenum mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado at an elevation of 12,008 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: Mount Aetna Molybdenum Prospect  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation: 12,008 Feet (3,660 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Molybdenum

Lat, Long: 38.5775, -106.31440

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Mount Aetna Molybdenum Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mount Aetna Molybdenum Prospect
Secondary: Monarch Molybdenum Property
Secondary: D & G Mining Property


Commodity

Primary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: Monarch


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.


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: D. And G Mining Co.
Percent: 50.00
Info Year: 1980

Owner Name: Monarch Molybdenum And Resources, 62 W. 4th So, Slc, Utah
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Utah
Info Year: 1980


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1962
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

Unknown: Fluorite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Molybdenite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Geology): INITIAL INTEREST WAS CREATED IN AREA BY OUTCROP OF MOLY- BEARING, QTZ-PYRITE VEINS EXPOSED ON THE WEST FRINGE OF HOFFMAN PARK (SEE MAP ON FILE). THESE RANGE UP TO SEVERAL FEET IN WIDTH AND EXTEND AS FAULT-VEINS ALONG A NE-SW TREND FOR SEVERAL TENS TO SEVERAL HUNDRED OF FEET. LEAD, ZINC AND FLUORITE OFTEN ACCOMPANY THE MOLYBDENITE. IN OTHER INSTANCES MOLYBENITE OCCURS IN QTZ-PYRITE STRINGERS AND VEINLETS. PROPYLITIC ALTERATION IS RATHER GENERAL WITH LOCAT INTER- VALS OF MODERATE TO STRONG ARGILLIC AND SERICITIC ALTERATION PARTICULARLY ALONG CRUSHED & MINERALIZED FAULTS AND JOINT SYSTEMS IT IS POSSIBLE THAT PREVAILING, WEAKER PROPYLITIC ALTERA- TION INTERSECTED IN THESE HOLES REPRESENTS THE UPPER FRINGE OF DEEPER SERICITIC AND POTASSIC ALTERATION.


References

Reference (Geology): 1957. 110 PP.

Reference (Geology): CARPENTER, ROBERT H. SUMMARY REPORT ON MONARCH MOLYBDENUM

Reference (Geology): TARGET AREA, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO. CONFIDENTIAL REPT.

Reference (Geology): ON FILE AT IFOC. JUN 3, 1978. 6 PP.

Reference (Geology): DINGS, MC CLELLAND G., AND C. S. ROBINSON. GEOLOGY AND ORE

Reference (Geology): DEPOSITS OF THE GARFIELD QUAD., COLORADO. USGS PP 289.