Bear Creek

The Bear Creek is a uranium mine located in Converse county, Wyoming at an elevation of 5,098 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Bear Creek  

State:  Wyoming

County:  Converse

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Uranium

Lat, Long: 43.28139, -105.61389

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Bear Creek MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bear Creek
Secondary: Bear Creek Project
Secondary: Bear Creek ISL


Commodity

Primary: Uranium


Location

State: Wyoming
County: Converse
District: Southern Powder River Basin District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Rocky Mountain Energy Co. (A Minority Partner In This Venture.)

Owner Name: CAMECO Corporation
Home Office: Cameco Corporation 2121-11th Street West Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 1J3 Phone: (306) 956-6200
Info Year: 2011

Owner Name: Bear Creek Uranium Co.
Home Office: P.O. Box 2654, Casper, Wy 82602
Years: 1980 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Sandstone Roll Front
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1977
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Missouri Plateau, Unglaciated
Physiographic Detail: Powder River Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: STACKED FRONTS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Eocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Uraninite
Ore: Carnotite
Ore: Coffinite


Comments

Comment (Production): Past production was from Open Pit. As of 2011, area is under consideration for ISL. (see www.cameco.com and www.wise-uranium.org/uousawy.html)

Comment (Reference): MAS 0560090108 (newMRDS 10303244)had 2 additional unverifiable references: WYO. GEO. SURVEY OPEN FILES REV BY MILS 9-79

Comment (Deposit): 6680 ACRE PERMIT AREA (1976); DISCONTINOUS CALCAREOUS CEMENTED SANDSTONE LENSES WITHIN THE ORE SANDSTONE.

Comment (Workings): 6 MAJOR PITS RANGING FROM 100-280 FT DEEP TO ORE. NOMINAL CAPACITY 2000 TONS/ DAY ORE SINCE EARLY 1979. PLANT USES LEACHING, ION EXCHANGE AND SOLVENT EXTRACTION TECHNIQUES.

Comment (Geology): ARKOSE FROM LARAMIDE MOUNTAINS AND HARTVILLE UPLIFT

Comment (Location): NEAR THE CENTER OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE TOWNSHIP

Comment (Commodity): LOW GRADE ORE


References

Reference (General): www.wise-uranium.org/uousawy.html (gives owner as CAMECO, but this property is not specifically mentioned on www.cameco.com)
Pages: 12 of 14

Reference (Deposit): URANIUM AND PLUTONIUM, AND THE GROWTH OF NUCLEAR POWER, 1980-2030, ROSKILL INFO. SERV. LONDON, ENGLAND, PUBLISHER.

Reference (Deposit): ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 12/31/80.

Reference (Deposit): WYOMING GEOL. ASSOC. GUIDEBOOK 1976, P. 231-234.

Reference (Deposit): GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF WYOMING, WYOMING MINES AND MINERALS MAP, 1979.


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