Brinson Coal Prospect

The Brinson Coal Prospect is a mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,200 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: Brinson Coal Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.4569, -111.72530

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Brinson Coal Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Brinson Coal Prospect
Secondary: Miller Mine


Commodity

Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Coal


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Willow Creek - Caribou District


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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Miller


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1900
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: Caribou Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Minor Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Clay, Mud
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous

Name: Clay, Mud
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Cretaceous

Name: Clay, Mud
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TRACE OF SULFUR ALSO
Analytical Data: THE COAL BED ANALYSED ABOVE IS SHALY AND GYPSUM BEARING
Analytical Data: THE QUALITY IS POOR
Analytical Data: 3 GRAB SAMPLES OF COALY SHALE AND LIMESTONE GAVE 0.001 - 0.003 % EU AND 0.0015 - 0.0019 % U
Analytical Data: 2 SAMPLES OF COALY SHALE GAVE 70.1 AND 74.65 % ASH


Materials

Ore: Coal
Gangue: Gypsum


Comments

Comment (Workings): TUNNEL TRENDS N 76 DEG E

Comment (Development): TOTAL$: 0.0085 ; DEV$: 0.006 ; EXPAN$: 0.0025

Comment (Location): EAST SIDE OF WILLOW CREEK IN VALLEY BOTTOM


References

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1961 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNEVILLE COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT NO. 5 , P. 66

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1904 , REPORT ON THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1903

Reference (Deposit): MANSFIELD, G. R., 1920 , COAL IN EASTERN IDAHO: USGS BULL. 716-F, P. 133

Reference (Deposit): VINE, J. D., 1959 , GEOLOGY AND URANIUM DEPOSITS IN CARBONACEOUS ROCKS OF THE FALL CREEK AREA, BONNEVILLE COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1055-I

Reference (Deposit): 1904 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1903

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON G. R. MANSFIELD, BULL. 716-F

Reference (Deposit): 1952 RECON J. D. VINE AND G. W. MOORE, CIRC. 212

Reference (Deposit): 1959 RECON J. D. VINE, BULL. 1055-I

Reference (Deposit): 1961 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. NO. 5


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