The Wooley Valley Unit 3 is a mine located in Caribou county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,001 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: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)
Lat, Long: 42.8428, -111.42030
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Wooley Valley Unit 3 MRDS details
Primary: Wooley Valley Unit 3
Secondary: Little Long Valley Mine
District: Blackfoot River 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: Caribou National Forest
Owner Name: Stauffer Chemical Co. ( 1975 )
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Georgetown Syncline
Description: Minor Longitudinal Faults
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN 1976 AND END 1983 ( USGS, 1975 )
Comment (Development): 776 ACRE LEASE ( 1975 )
Comment (Deposit): THICKNESS ABOVE FOR 2 ORE ZONES
Comment (Location): PLOTTED IN SECTION 3 ; WOOLEY VALLEY UNIT 3 PROPOSED MINE IS EXTENSION OF WOOLEY VALLEY MINE
Comment (Workings): PIT WILL BE 10,200 FT LONG, 480 - 660 FT WIDE, 160 - 370 FT DEEP, AND COVER 129 ACRES
Reference (Deposit): MANSFIELD, G. R., 1927 , GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF PART OF SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO: USGS PROF. PAPER 152 , 453 P.
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): FLETCHER, G. D., 1962 , SIXTY - THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR 1962 , P. 53
Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1975 , DEVELOPMENT OF PHOSPHATE RESOURCES IN SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO: DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, V. 2 , PT. 11.1 , P. 2 - 35
Reference (Deposit): 1927 RECON G. R. MANSFIELD, PROF. PAPER 152
Reference (Deposit): 1962 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT, 1962
Reference (Deposit): 1962 DIREXPL RUBY CO., IDAHO INSPECTOR OF MINES ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1962
Reference (Deposit): 1966 RECON USBM REPT. INV. 6801
Reference (Deposit): 1975 RECON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, V. 2 , PT. 11.1
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