Deary Clay Deposit South

The Deary Clay Deposit South is a aluminum and kaolin mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,851 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: Deary Clay Deposit South  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 2,851 Feet (869 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Aluminum, Kaolin

Lat, Long: 46.7706, -116.56560

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Deary Clay Deposit South MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Deary Clay Deposit South
Secondary: Big Bear Ridge


Commodity

Primary: Aluminum
Primary: Kaolin
Secondary: Iron


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Deary Area


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

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Ownership

Owner Name: Anaconda Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Palouse Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Basalt
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Basalt
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 24.0% AVG AL2O3
Analytical Data: 3.8% AVG FE2O3


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): ITEM 1 IS LESS THE MOISTURE

Comment (Location): ON W SIDE OF DEARY-KENDRICK HIGHWAY; ABOUT 2 MI E OF HIGH FE OLSON DEPOSIT

Comment (Development): US BUR MINES DRILLED 26 HOLES TOTALING 818 FT; ASSAYED 86 SAMPLES ; ECON.COM: SOME CLAY COVERED BY BASALT. OVERBURDEN AVERAGES 14.1 FT THICKNESS. RATIO OF OVERBURDEN TO HIGH-ALUMINA CLAY IS 0.3:1

Comment (Deposit): 115 ACRES

Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT AT INTERSECTION OF TWO EMBAYMENTS (HELMER AND AVON) UNDERLAIN BY BASALT. UNCONSOLIDATED LACUSTRINE AND FLUVIAL SEDIMENTS FROM WEATHERING AND EROSION.


References

Reference (Deposit): HOSTERMAN, J. W., AND OTHERS, 1960, INVESTIGATIONS OF SOME CLAY DEPOSITS IN WASHINGTON AND IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1091, 147 P.

Reference (Deposit): SCHEID, V.E., AND OTHERS, 1952, DEARY HIGH-ALUMINA CLAY DEPOSIT, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT.

Reference (Deposit): 1942 DIREXPL US BUR MINES

Reference (Deposit): 1944 DIREXPL V. E. SCHEID AND OTHERS, OPEN-FILE REPT FEB 1952

Reference (Deposit): 1956 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPH 109

Reference (Deposit): 1957 OTHER IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. 2

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, 29 P.

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1956, CLAY DEPOSITS OF NORTH IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 109, 36 P.


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