Cleora District

The Cleora District is a copper and tungsten mine located in Chaffee county, Colorado.

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: Cleora District  

State:  Colorado

County:  Chaffee

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper, Tungsten

Lat, Long: 38.5133, -105.96390

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Satelite image of the Cleora District

Cleora District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cleora District
Secondary: Stockton (Gertrude) Mine
Secondary: Cleora No. 2 Prospect
Secondary: Grand View Mine
Secondary: Hub Tunnels
Secondary: Mute Lode
Secondary: North Star Claim
Secondary: Saddle Claim
Secondary: Uncle Andy Prospect
Secondary: Tiger Lode Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Colorado
County: Chaffee
District: CLEORA DISTRICT


Land Status

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Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: LODE (VEIN), PEGMATITIC
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant:


Physiography

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Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

Type: R
Description: SOUTHERN MOSQUITO RANGE, NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO RANGE, ARKANSAS VALLEY GRABEN

Type: L
Description: NW-TRENDING FAULTS; STOCKTON AND GERTRUDE VEINS


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: SCAPOLITIZATION
Alteration Text: SURFACE ROCKS HIGHLY ALTERED, SCAPOLITIZATION


Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): TWETO, O.L., 1960, SCHEELITE IN THE PRECAMBRIAN GNEISSES OF COLORADO: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 55, P. 1406-1428

Reference (Deposit): SCOTT, G.R., TAYLOR, R.B., EPIS, R.C. AND WOBUS, R.A., 1978, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PUEBLO 1 DEG X 2 DEG QUADRANGLE, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: USGS MAP I-1022, 1:250,000

Reference (Deposit): BOARDMAN, S.J., 1976, GEOLOGY OF THE PRECAMBRIAN METAMORPHIC ROCKS OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: THE MOUNTAIN GEOLOGIST, V. 13, NO. 3, P. 89-100.

Reference (Deposit): BOARDMAN, S. J., 1971, PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE SALIDA AREA, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORDADO: PH.D. THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M. AND TWETO, O.L., 1962, TUNGSTEN IN THE UNITED STATES, EXCLUSIVE OF ALASKA AND HAWAII: USGS MAP MR-25, 1:3168000, TEXT

Reference (Deposit): ECKEL, E.B., 1961, MINERALS OF COLORADO, A 100-YEAR RECORD: USGS BULLETIN 1114, P. 121.

Reference (Deposit): HEINRICH, E.W., 1981, PRECAMBRIAN TUNGSTEN AND COPPER-ZINC SKARN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO: CGS RESOURCE SERIES 21, P. 56-60.

Reference (Deposit): COLORADO METAL MINING FUND BOARD, 1960, TUNGSTEN MINES OF COLORADO: COLORADO METAL MINING FUND BOARD, 78 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELSER, CARL, 1956, TUNGSTEN POTENTIAL IN CHAFFEE, FREMONT, GUNNISON, LAKE, LARIMER, PARK, AND SUMMIT COUNTIES, COLORADO: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7748, P. 3-7