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Homestake Mine

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General Info

An old feldspar quarry from the 1950s, the pit is now flooded with water. Coarse actinolite blades can still be found on some of the huge boulders guarding the pits entrance.

Minerals

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Actinolite - Radiating, dull green, and coarsely bladed crystals.

Feldspar - Pink microcline feldspar.

Other Notable Minerals
Biotite, Muscovite, Quartz

Field Trip Reports

Sorry, no trip reports for this location yet.

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A view of the Homestake mine quarry in Chaffee county north of Salida.

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A closer view of the Homestake mine quarry in Chaffee county.

References

  • S. Voynick, 1995, Colorado Rockhounding (ISBN 0-87842-292-7)
  • W. Kappele, 1995, The Rockhounds Guide to Colorado (ISBN 1-56044-331-6)
  • J. R. Mitchell, 1997, Gem Trails of Colorado (ISBN 0-935182-91-8)
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