The Phosphate Deposit is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Caribou county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 feet.
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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: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Lat, Long: 42.8703, -111.83690
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Phosphate Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Phosphate Deposit
District: Portnuef Reservoir Area
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Graves Creek And Rock Creek Synclines; Twenty Four Mile Anticline, Thrust And Block Faults Of Bannock Thrust Zone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: 3 PHOSPHATE SAMPLES HAD 0.17 , 0.4 , AND 0.5 % V2O5
Analytical Data: 3 OTHER SAMPLES 36.09 - 31.98 % P2O5
Analytical Data: RANDOM FLOAT SAMPLE CONTAINED 25.63 % P2O5
Comment (Location): Sections 3 , 5 - 11 , 16 , 18 Also Contain Phosphate Land
Comment (Deposit): 3300 Acres Considered In Phosphate Reserve ( 1927 And 1929 )
Reference (Deposit): Service, A. L., 1966 , An Evaluation Of The Western Phosphate Industry And Its Resources, Part 3 , Idaho: USBM Rept. Inv. 6801 , 201 P.
Reference (Deposit): Mansfield, G. R., 1929 , Geography, Geology, And Mineral Resources Of The Portneuf Quadrangle, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 803 , 110 P.
Reference (Deposit): Mansfield, G. R., 1927 , Geography, Geology, And Mineral Resources Of Part Of Southeastern Idaho: USGS Prof. Paper 152 , 453 P.
Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Preston Quad, Location No. 7
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