Piney Peak Phosphate Deposit

The Piney Peak Phosphate Deposit is a chromium, phosphorus-phosphates, and vanadium mine located in Teton county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,799 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: Piney Peak Phosphate Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Teton

Elevation: 8,799 Feet (2,682 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Chromium, Phosphorus-Phosphates, Vanadium

Lat, Long: 43.6233, -111.35580

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Piney Peak Phosphate Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Piney Peak Phosphate Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Chromium
Primary: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Primary: Vanadium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Teton
District: Pine Creek District


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: Targhee National Forest


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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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: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Big Hole Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: THE RETORT PHOSPHATIC SHALE MEMBER GAVE UP TO 28.55% P2O5
Analytical Data: MEADE PEAK MEMBER SAMPLED UP TO 33.38% P2O5, 0.38% V2O5, AND 0.39% CR2O3
Analytical Data: 1 BED ALSO HAD 0.08% V2O5 AND 0.15% CR2O3


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): ON PINEY PEAK

Comment (Deposit): THICKNESS ABOVE FOR MEADE PEAK PHOSPHATIC SHALE MEMBER; THE RETORT PHOSPHATIC SHALE MEMBER IS 9.2 FT THICK


References

Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M. H., AND ALBEE, H. F., 1966, GEOLOGY OF THE GARNS MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, BONNEVILLE, MADISON, AND TETON COUNTIES, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1205, 122 P

Reference (Deposit): 1966 GEOLMAP M. H. STAATZ AND H. F. ALBEE, BULL. 120


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