Ora Jones Farm Pumicite Deposit

The Ora Jones Farm Pumicite Deposit is a geothermal mine located in Twin Falls county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,800 feet.

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: Ora Jones Farm Pumicite Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Twin Falls

Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Geothermal

Lat, Long: 42.3261, -114.50920

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Ora Jones Farm Pumicite Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ora Jones Farm Pumicite Deposit
Secondary: Ora Jones Farm Deposit
Secondary: Ora Jones Thermal Well


Commodity

Primary: Geothermal
Secondary: Pumice
Tertiary: Perlite


Location

State: Idaho
County: Twin Falls
District: Goose Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Jones, Ora


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Well
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain
Physiographic Detail: Cassia Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Felsic Volcanic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Felsic Volcanic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Felsic Volcanic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pumice


Comments

Comment (Development): Econ.Com: Unsuitable For Lightweight Concrete Aggregate, Ore Lacks Particle Strength and Lacks Coarse Material

Comment (Workings): Known Thickness Is 50 Ft.


References

Reference (Deposit): Asher, R. R., 1965, Volcanic Construction Materials In Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 135, P. 31 - 32

Reference (Deposit): 1963 Recon IBMG Pamphlet 13

Reference (Deposit): Ross, S.H.; 1971, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Ph 150


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