Iron Deposit

The Iron Deposit is a iron mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,799 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: Iron Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 7,799 Feet (2,377 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Iron

Lat, Long: 43.0851, -111.32720

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Iron Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Iron Deposit
Secondary: Wasatch


Primary: Iron


State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Mount Pisgah 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: Caribou National Forest


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Caribou Range

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

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Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Calcite


Comment (Location): Location Approximate

Comment (Development): Surface Float Rock

Comment (Workings): 1 Prospect Pit


Reference (Deposit): Hamilton, J. A., 1961 , Geology Of The Caribou Mountain Area, Bonneville And Caribou Counties, Idaho: Moscow, Idaho, Univ. Of Idaho, M.S. Thesis, 59 P

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Driggs Quad, Location No. 184

Reference (Deposit): Rains, R.L., And Federspiel, F.E., 1993, Mineral Resource Investigation Of The Caribou City-Stump Creek Area, Bonneville And Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 15-93, P. 29-30.

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