Hesitation Claim

The Hesitation Claim is a uranium mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming.

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: Hesitation Claim  

State:  Wyoming

County:  Fremont


Commodity: Uranium

Lat, Long: 43.34306, -107.87306

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Hesitation Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hesitation Claim


Primary: Uranium


State: Wyoming
County: Fremont

Land Status

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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Wyoming Basin

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Conglomerate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

Analytical Data

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Ore: Uranophane


Comment (Identification): See record 10181563, Hesitation #1. Unable to determine, due to lack of citable references, if these are the same property.

Comment (Location): SOUTH SLOPE OF BRIDGER MOUNTAINS. The two RME reports disagree on locaiton. RME-3125 says T39N, R97W, S. Slope of Bridger Mtns. uranophane in recent conglomerate. RME-3137 says 39N, 92W (which is nearly 30 miles farther east), and uranophane-like. In order to be in the Copper Mountain district, the range should be 92W. Lat/long Coordinates corrected to 92W.

Comment (Location): This record stated PLSS was 4N, 3W with Wind River meridian. ABW corrected to 39N, 92W per cited reference RME-3137.


Reference (Deposit): Gruner, J.W., and Smith, D.K., Jr., 1955, PROGRESS REPORT NO. 10 FOR PERIOD APRIL 1 TO OCTOBER 1, 1955: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RME-3125, 19 p.
Pages: p. 15.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 10-00-1961

Reference (Deposit): Gruner, J.W., Smith, D.K., Jr., and Knox, J.A., 1956, Annual REPORT FOR PERIOD APRIL 1, 1955 TO March 31, 1956. Part II: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RME-3137, Part II, 24 p.
Pages: p. 9

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