Preliminary Report on Diamond Drill Exploration on Part of Blue Mesa, Mesa County, Colorado August 1951
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SUMMARY : The northern part of Blue mesa is about 13 miles southeast of Gateway, mesa County, Colorado. Incomplete records show that carnotite deposits at Blue Mesa were mined from 1940 to 1943 and in 1949. Total production of carnotite ore has been about 1,000 short tons. Mining was resumed in March 1951, when some deposits were brought into production as a result of new price and bonus payment schedules. The results of Geological survey exploration are summarized in this preliminary report.