The Lisbon Valley Potash Area is a mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 6,801 feet.
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Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.19722, -109.20778
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Lisbon Valley Potash Area MRDS details
Primary: Lisbon Valley Potash Area
County: San Juan
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Owner Name: U.S. Bureau Of Land Management And State
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: Canyon Lands
Physiographic Detail: Lisbon Prong - Salt Anticline Region
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Paradox Basin
Description: Lisbon Valley Anticline, Also Area Has Several Faults And Some Flowage
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Location): ALSO PARTS OF T30S, R24E; T29 1/2 S, R24E
Comment (Reserve-Resource): SOME MG ORE IS COULD BE DERIVED FROM CARNALLITE BEDS.
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT THICKNESS IS ESTIMATE OF SYLVITE LAYERS 5 , 6 , 9 , AND LOWER LAYERS ALTHOUGH THERE MAY BE CONSIDERABLE VARIATION.
Reference (Deposit): HITE, R. J., AND LOHMAN, 1973 , GEOLOGIC APPRAISAL OF PARADOX BASIN SALT DEPOSITS FOR WASTE EMPLACEMENT: USGS OPEN-FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): RITZMA, HOWARD R., 1969 , POTASH IN THE SAN JUAN PROJECT AREA, UTAH AND COLORADO: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY SPECIAL STUDIES 24 ( PT. 1 )
Reference (Deposit): HITE, R. J., 1978 , THE GEOLOGY OF THE LISBON VALLEY POTASH DEPOSITS, SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH: USGS OPEN-FILE REPORT 78 - 148
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