Kezar Basin

Gunnison County – Kezar Basin District

Henderson (1926) and Dunn (2003) list the Kezar Basin District as occupying four sections in southern Gunnison County near the Blue Mesa Reservoir (sections 4, 5, 8, and 9 of T49N, R2W). This area appears to be very close to what Streufert (1999) calls the “White Earth Tungsten Area.” No details are available except that Streufert describes scheelite at the Lily Belle Mine.


Dunn, Lisa. 2003. Colorado Mining Districts: A Reference. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

Henderson, C.W. 1926. Mining in Colorado, a history of discovery, development and production. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 138.

Streufert, R.K. 1999. Geology and Mineral Resources of Gunnison County, Colorado. Colorado Geological Survey Resource Series 37.