Nathrop, Colorado

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Nathrop, Colorado
—  Town  —
Nathrop, Colorado is located in Colorado
Location in Chaffee County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°44′50″N 106°04′32″W / 38.74722°N 106.07556°W / 38.74722; -106.07556Coordinates: 38°44′50″N 106°04′32″W / 38.74722°N 106.07556°W / 38.74722; -106.07556
Country United States
State Colorado
County[1]Chaffee
Named forCharles Nachtrieb[1]
Elevation[1]7,680 ft (2,341 m)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2]81236
FIPS code08-53010
GNIS feature ID0204759
 
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Nathrop, Colorado
—  Town  —
Nathrop, Colorado is located in Colorado
Location in Chaffee County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°44′50″N 106°04′32″W / 38.74722°N 106.07556°W / 38.74722; -106.07556Coordinates: 38°44′50″N 106°04′32″W / 38.74722°N 106.07556°W / 38.74722; -106.07556
Country United States
State Colorado
County[1]Chaffee
Named forCharles Nachtrieb[1]
Elevation[1]7,680 ft (2,341 m)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2]81236
FIPS code08-53010
GNIS feature ID0204759

Nathrop is a ghost town[1] and a U.S. Post Office located in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The Nathrop Post Office has the ZIP Code 81236.[2]

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History

Nathrop was named for Charles Nachtrieb, owner of the townsite.[1]

Geography

Nathrop is located at 38°42′39″N 106°08′33″W / 38.71083°N 106.1425°W / 38.71083; -106.1425 (38.710697,-106.142521).

Ruby Mountain

Spessartine-49374

Ruby Mountain is a rhyolite outcrop located about one mile northeast of Nathrop. Small spessartite garnet crystals are found throughout the outcropping. Small pebbles of black obsidian referred to as "Apache tears" by collectors can also be found in the talus rock at the base of the cliffs.[3]

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