Calumet iron mine

former iron mine of asbestos in Chaffee county, CO

Geologic information

Name of siteCalumet iron mine
Developmentformer iron mine
StateCO
CountyChaffee
Geographic location:-105.9475, 38.6374
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Fibrous mineralNear the contact fibrous tremolite and especially coarse poikilitic augite crystals are conspicuous"" (Behre and others, 1936, p. 798).
Associated mineralsdiopside
epidote
garnet
biotite
wernerite
actinolite
magnetite
hematite
pyrite
chalcopyrite
Host rock typescontact metamorphosed limestone
Geologic map unit-105.9475, 38.6374
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Reference information

Behre, C.H., Jr., Osborn, E.F., and Rainwater, E.H., 1936, Contact ore deposition at the Calumet iron mine, Colorado: Economic Geology, v. 31, no. 8, p. 781-804.
[http://econgeol.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/reprint/31/8/781]