Santa Fe Mountain Beryl Prospect

The Santa Fe Mountain Beryl Prospect is a beryllium mine located in Clear Creek county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,440 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: Santa Fe Mountain Beryl Prospect  

State:  Colorado

County:  Clear Creek

Elevation: 10,440 Feet (3,182 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Beryllium

Lat, Long: 39.70972, -105.47278

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Santa Fe Mountain Beryl Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Santa Fe Mountain Beryl Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Feldspar


Location

State: Colorado
County: Clear Creek
District: Clear Creek Pegmatite Province


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
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

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Frank W. Whitenack
Home Office: Georgetown, Co.
Years: 1943 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1943
Year Last Production: 1943
Discovery Year: 1943
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Front Range Uplift, Denver Basin

Type: L
Description: Floyd Hill Fault Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Beryl
Ore: Microcline
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Albite
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Biotite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON SW FLANK OF SANTA FE MOUNTAIN ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1975)

Comment (Development): IN 1943, MINE PRODUCED 928 LB BERYL THAT WAS SOLD TO METALS RESERVE CO. IN SALIDA

Comment (Deposit): IRREGULAR PEGMATITE TRENDS N 80 W, DIPS VERTICAL, AND CUTS ACROSS FOLIATION OF COUNTRY ROCK GNEISS, ALTHO ROSE QUARTZ CONCENTRATED IN CENTER OF DIKE, NO OTHER ZONES OBSERVED.

Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT 12 FT LONG, 5 FT WIDE, AND UP TO 11 FT DEEP


References

Reference (Deposit): HANLEY, J.B., AND OTHERS, 1950, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS IN COLORADO, WYOMING, AND UTAH, 1942-44: USGS PROF. PAPER 227, P. 30-31

Reference (Deposit): SHERIDAN, D.M., AND MARSH, S.P., 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE SQUAW PASS QUADRANGLE, CLEAR CREEK, JEFFERSON, AND GILPIN COUNTIES, COLORADO: USGS MAP GQ-1337

Reference (Deposit): BOOS, M.F., 1954, GENESIS OF PRECAMBRIAN PEGMATITES IN THE DENVER MOUNTAIN PARKS AREA, COLORADO: GSA BULL., V. 65, P. 115-142