Faeo Grube

Past Producer in Norway with commodities Nickel, Copper, Platinum, Palladium, Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038235
MRDS ID M045542
Record type Site
Current site name Faeo Grube

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 5.10115, 59.39055 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country
Norway

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR THE TOWN OF RED RIVER. DISTRICT INCLUDES T 29 N; R 15 E; T 28 N; R 15 E. IN THE TAOS RANGE OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Nickel Primary
Copper Primary
Platinum Secondary
Palladium Secondary
Gold Secondary
Silver Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • UNABLE TO FIND SOURCE OF PGE DATA (1990); SOURCE MAY BE UNPUB. REPORT OF NEW MEXICO BUREAU OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES. HOWEVER, OCCURRENCE IS UNLIKELY

Nearby scientific data

(1) 5.10115, 59.39055

Comments on the geologic information

  • AREA HAS COMPLEX GEOLOGY. IN ADDITION TO ROCKS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE PRECAMBRIAN METAMOROPHIC ROCKS, PALEOZOIC SEDIMENTARY ROCKS, AND TERTIARY PLUGS, DIKES, AND SILLS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Vestland District

Comments on the workings information

  • IN 1951 THE MINING WAS UNDERGROUND

Comments on development

  • THE QUESTA MOLYBDENUM MINE IS THE ONLY MAJOR ACTIVE MINE IN THE RED RIVER DISTRICT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M045542

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    FOSLIE AND HOST, 1932, NORGES GEOL. UNDERS., NO. 137

  • Production

    FOSLIE AND HOST, 1932

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE QUESTA DEPOSIT IS A CLIMAX MO TYPE DEPOSIT BUT OTHER DEPOSIT TYPES IN THE DISTRICT INCLUDE EPITHERMAL VEINS, CONTACT METASOMATIC DEPOSITS, PLACERS, AND PEGMATITES. THE DISTRICT HAS SEEN SEVERAL STAGES OF MINERALIZATION.
Deposit First Production Year: 1869 (1916 AT QUESTA)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-1975 Page, Norman J. U.S. Geological Survey