The Federal American Mines is a uranium mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming at an elevation of 6,601 feet.
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Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Lat, Long: 42.79167, -107.62500
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Federal American Mines MRDS details
Primary: Federal American Mines
District: Gas Hills District
Owner Name: Federal American Partners,
Home Office: Gas Hill Route, Riverton, Wy 82501
Years: 1980 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1953
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Wyoming Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Two Periods Of Normal Faulting
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Eocene
Analytical Data: SOME 0.7% U3O8
Analytical Data: 0.15% - 0.35% U3O8
Comment (Development): URANIUM MILL, ENGINEERING AND EXPLORATION
Comment (Commodity): THE FIRST FOUR ORE MINERALS ARE MOST COMMON IN THE OXIDIZED ZONE. THE NEXT TWO ARE MOST COMMON IN THE UNOXIDIZED ZONE. THE OTHERS ARE PRESENT IN THE AREA.
Comment (Location): THIS DISTRICT IS COMPOSED OF SAGEBRUSH-TABLESTAKES URANIUM MINE AT 42-47-20N, 107-40-08W; U.P.Z. URANIUM MINE AT 42-47-01N, 107-30-40W; CLYDE-BRET URANIUM MINE AT 42-44-17N, 107-41-24W; SUNSET URANIUM MINE AT 42-46-49N, 107-39-07W; AND BUSS-RUSS URANIUM MINE AT 42-48-04N, 107-30-01W. ALL THE ABOVE MINES ARE IN THE SAME GEOLOGIC UNITS AND ARE OWNED BY FEDERAL AMERICAN.
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED BODIES AT DEPTHS TO MORE THAN 600 FT. SOME THICKNESSES OF 20-40 FT.
Reference (Production): ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 12-31-80.
Reference (Deposit): ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 12/31/80.
Reference (Deposit): GSW BULL 50, P. 201, 207-208
Reference (Deposit): GSW REPRINT 35, P. 309
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