Ruby Mountain, Nathrop, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||38° North , 106° West (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~19km|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
Ruby Mountain is a topaz rhyolite emplacement located about one mile northeast of Nathrop Colorado. The site containing the most minerals is the west slope. There are public and private portions of the mountain and it is reported the private side was accessible to collectors for a small fee, however, the site has been sold and the new owner now prohits collecting. The public side is part of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Brown’s Canyon Wilderness Study Area, and has been proposed to an upgrade of National Monument. Therefore, there are rules (explained on an information board at the trail head). However, rockhounding with hand tools is allowed.
Some garnet crystals can still be found on the slopes in the publicly accessible areas and perhaps with some work an area containing topaz and other minerals can be found.
Probably named in error for the garnet found here.
13 valid minerals.
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