The Weiser Silica Prospect is a mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)
Lat, Long: 44.2747, -116.78190
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Weiser Silica Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Weiser Silica Prospect
District: Weiser Area
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Weiser Cove
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Snake River Downwarp, Broad Syncline
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: SIO2 GREATER THAN 10%, AL2O3 IS GREATER THAN 10%, CAO = 1 TO 5 % FE2O3 = 0.14% (SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF HEAD SAMPLE)
Comment (Development): ECON.COM: DEPOSIT IS TOO IMPURE TO BE USED COMMERCIALLY
Comment (Geology): IDAHO FORMATION: SANDSTONE, SILT, SHALE.
Reference (Deposit): CARTER, G. J., ET. AL., 1962, INDUSTRIAL SILICA DEPOSITS OF THE PACIFIC NW: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 8112, 57 P.
Reference (Deposit): CARTER, W. D., AND SAVAGE, C. N., 1964, SILICA, IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPEC. REPT. NO. 1, P. 178.
Reference (Deposit): 1962 COMPILE U.S. BUR MINES INF. CIRC. 8112
Reference (Deposit): 1964 COMPILE IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPEC. REPT. 1
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