Phosphate Deposit

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.

Mine Info

Name: Phosphate Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Caribou

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

Site Name

Primary: Phosphate Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Tertiary: Vanadium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Caribou
District: Portnuef Reservoir Area


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: Surface


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Graves Creek And Rock Creek Synclines; Twenty Four Mile Anticline, Thrust And Block Faults Of Bannock Thrust Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

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


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): Sections 3 , 5 - 11 , 16 , 18 Also Contain Phosphate Land

Comment (Deposit): 3300 Acres Considered In Phosphate Reserve ( 1927 And 1929 )


References

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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