Worm Creek Prospect

The Worm Creek Prospect is a manganese mine located in Bear Lake county, Idaho.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Worm Creek Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bear Lake

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 42.15083, -111.45528

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Worm Creek Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Worm Creek Prospect
Secondary: Wasatch Mining and Developing Property


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bear Lake
District: Bloomington Area


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: George Ransom, Boise Id., Charles Ransom And Heber Ransom, Preston Id.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: POCKETS


Structure

Type: R
Description: The Prospect Is Structurally Located On The Overriding Plate Of The Bannock Overthrust.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Conglomerate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Psilomelane
Ore: Pyrolusite


Comments

Comment (Location): PROSPECT IS LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WORM CREEK, JUST EAST OF CLARK SUNSET CLAIMS.; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = SALT LAKE CITY 1:250000; LATITUDE-LONGITUDE VALUES CALCULATED FROM TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION.

Comment (Deposit): SMALL, SCATTERED POCKETS OF MANGANESE MINERALS COMPRISE THE DEPOSIT.

Comment (Geology): MINOR AMOUNTS OF MANGANESE MINERALS OCCUR IN VEINS IN THE CAMBRIAN ROCKS WHICH LIE BELOW THE WASATCH FORMATION.

Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS PITS AND TRENCHES WERE DUG.


References

Reference (Deposit): COMMODITY FILES, U.S.G.S., SPOKANE, WA


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