The Gas Hills Mines is a uranium mine located in Natrona county, Wyoming at an elevation of 6,900 feet.
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Elevation: 6,900 Feet (2,103 Meters)
Lat, Long: 42.84722, -107.50000
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Gas Hills Mines MRDS details
Primary: Gas Hills Mines
District: Gas Hills District
Owner Name: Union Carbide Corp.
Home Office: P. O. Box 5100, Gas Hills Stations, Riverton, Wy. 82501
Years: 1980 -
Record Type: Deposit
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: Normal Faulting
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Eocene
Comment (Development): UNION CARBIDE HAS GAS HILLS EAST AND WEST MINES IN THIS DISTRICT. THIS RECORD COMBINES THE TWO CREATING A MAJOR MINES ENTRY. [ABW notes that this is a deposit or district record and thus recoded it as deposit as a district record already exists. The district and deposit records could/should be combined.]
Comment (Commodity): THE FIRST 4 ORE MINERALS (carnotite, coffinite, liebigite, tyuyamunite) ARE MOST COMMON IN THE OXIDIZED ZONE. THE NEXT TWO (uraninite, uranophane)ARE MOST COMMON IN THE UNOXIDIZED ZONE. THE OTHERS ARE PRESENT IN THE AREA.
Comment (Workings): PLANT HAS CAPACITY OF 1,100 TPD. GRADING AT .20 DEGREES AND .25% U3O8
Comment (Location): 1:24000 QUADRANGLE MAP IS A 1952 EDITION
Comment (Identification): ABW notes that this is a deposit or district record and thus recoded it as deposit as a district record already exists. The district and deposit records could/should be combined.
Reference (Deposit): ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 12-31-80.
Reference (Deposit): MINOBRAS, 1976, Uranium Guidebook for Wyoming, 63 p. and appendix.
Pages: p. 31-37.
Reference (Deposit): Osterwald and others, Mineral Resources of Wyoming: GSW BULL. 50, P. 201, 207-208.
Pages: p. 201, 207- 208.
Reference (Production): ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 12-31-80
Reference (Deposit): GSW REPRINT 35, P. 309
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