Copper King uranium mine

former uranium mine of asbestos in Larimer county, CO

Geologic information

Name of siteCopper King uranium mine
Developmentformer uranium mine
StateCO
CountyLarimer
Geographic location:-105.495, 40.851
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Fibrous mineralThe anthophyllite typically occurs as sheaves of curved fibers, oriented at random, as much as an inch long and averaging about half an inch in length"" (Sims and others, 1958, p. 182).
Associated mineralscummingtonite
phlogopite
apatite
quartz
calcite
sulfides
magnetite
Host rock typesanthophyllite skarn
Geologic map unit-105.495, 40.851
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Reference information

Sims, P.K., Phair, George, and Moench, R.H., 1958, Geology of the Copper King uranium mine, Larimer County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1032-D, 220 p., 3 plates.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b1032D]