The Marble Quarry is a marble, dimension mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,800 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: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Marble, Dimension
Lat, Long: 42.4458, -113.61500
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Marble Quarry MRDS details
Primary: Marble Quarry
Primary: Marble, Dimension
District: Albion Area
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain
Physiographic Detail: Albion Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: 0.19% AL OXIDE
Analytical Data: 0.21% FE OXIDE
Analytical Data: 4.57% MGCO3
Analytical Data: 94.0% CACO3
Analytical Data: 1.06% INSOLUBLE (SILICA)
Comment (Location): Near Upper Part Of Grade Where It Makes Rapid Descent From Range Summit To Plains Below.
Comment (Development): Econ.Com: Massive; Bedding Is Hard To Distinguish; Suitable For Monumental And Building Stones
Comment (Workings): Deposit Opened By Cut, Glory Hole, Short Tunnel And Shaft.
Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1931, Geology And Mineral Resources Of Eastern Cassia County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 14, 169 P
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