The South Rainy Creek Phosphate Deposit is a mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,601 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.
Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.5019, -111.16470
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South Rainy Creek Phosphate Deposit MRDS details
Primary: South Rainy Creek Phosphate Deposit
Tertiary: Petroleum (Oil)
District: Pine Creek District
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
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Snake River Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: PHOSPHATE SAMPLE ASSAYED 31.69 % P2O5 OR 69.4 % CA3(PO4)2 AND A LITTLE OIL
Reference (Deposit): SCHULTZ, A. R., 1918 , A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE FOR PHOSPHATE AND COAL IN SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO AND WESTERN WYOMING: USGS BULL. 680 , 84 P
Reference (Deposit): 1918 RECON A. R. SCHULTZ, BULL. 68
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