Diatom Claim

The Diatom Claim is a mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,199 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: Diatom Claim  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.2961, -116.65170

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Diatom Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Diatom Claim


Commodity

Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Wilson Area


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Earl And Herbert Brockman ?


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Clay, Mud
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Clay, Mud
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: RADIOACTIVITY IN CLAY
Analytical Data: WEAK RADIOACTIVITY NEAR ASH BEDS


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: FAR TOO LOW GRADE TO MINE


References

Reference (Deposit): POWERS, H.A., 1955, DIATOM CLAIM: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPORT

Reference (Deposit): 1955 RECON ID. BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. - OPEN FILE REPT

Reference (Deposit): KIILSGAARD, T. H., 1947 , DIATOMITE DEPOSITS IN IDAHO: IDAHO BUR. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPORT.


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