Uranium Deposit

The Uranium Deposit is a uranium mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,201 feet.

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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: Uranium Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Uranium

Lat, Long: 42.1047, -114.00610

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Uranium Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Uranium Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Uranium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Cassia
District: Goose Creek Dist.


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Sawtooth National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1945
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain
Physiographic Detail: South Hills - Badger Mountains Area


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE BED CONTAINED 0.09% URANIUM


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: POST WORLD WAR II

Comment (Development): Econ.Com: Deposit Not Of Economic Importance, Except As Possible Sources Of Placer Deposits; Low-Grade.


References

Reference (Deposit): Armstrong, F. C., 1964, Mineral Resources - Uranium, In Mineral And Water Resources Of Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Special Report No. 1, P. 238

Reference (Deposit): Twin Falls Quad, IBMG 1982 Mine And Prospect Map Series, V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al.


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