Black Beetle Occurrence

The Black Beetle Occurrence is a uranium mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,099 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: Black Beetle Occurrence  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bannock

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Uranium

Lat, Long: 42.4683, -112.30750

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Black Beetle Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Beetle Occurrence


Primary: Uranium


State: Idaho
County: Bannock
District: Bannock Range

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.
Administrative Organization: Caribou National Forest


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Owner Name: John Christensen


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


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Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Volcanic Ash
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Volcanic Ash
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TRACES OF U3O8


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Comment (Location): Near Head Of Potter Cr.

Comment (Development): 4 Lode Claims


Reference (Deposit): Dotson, J. C., 1957, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Report, 2 P

Reference (Deposit): 1957 Recon Id. Bureau Of Mines And Geol. Open File Rept

Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines And Prospects Of The Pocatello Quad., 1982, No. 151.

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