The Whippet No. 1 Prospect is a beryllium, feldspar, tantalum, niobium (columbium), and mica mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming.
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Commodity: Beryllium, Feldspar, Tantalum, Niobium (Columbium), Mica
Lat, Long: 43.409, -108.00200
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Whippet No. 1 Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Whippet No. 1 Prospect
Secondary: Marion Mine
Primary: Niobium (Columbium)
District: Copper Mountain District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): COLUMBITE APPROX. 48 PER CENT TA2O5, 34 PER CENT NB2O5
Comment (Geology): PEGMATITES INTRUDE PRE-LAMBRIAN BASIC SCHISTS, AMPHIBOLITES AND GNEISSES
Comment (Location): ONE OF 3 LOCATIONS WITH SAME NAME
Reference (Deposit): Osterwald and others, 1966, WYO GEOL SURV BULL 50 [rev.], p. 37, 72.
Pages: p. 37, 72.
Reference (Deposit): DMEA Docket No. 3345, 41 p., http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/scans/wy/dmea/3345_DMEA.pdf
Reference (Deposit): HANLEY, J. B., AND OTHERS, 1950, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS IN COLORADO, WYOMING, AND UTAH, 1942 - 44, USGS PROF. PAPER 227, p. 109-112.
Pages: p. 109-111
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