Stanford Clay Deposit

The Stanford Clay Deposit is a kaolin mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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: Stanford Clay Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Kaolin

Lat, Long: 46.8278, -116.64310

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Stanford Clay Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Stanford Clay Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Kaolin
Secondary: Silica


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Stanford Area


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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: Pacific Stoneware Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1907
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Palouse Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Unconsolidated Deposit
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Unconsolidated Deposit
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGE ALUMINA = 20.0 TO 24.8%
Analytical Data: AVERAGE FE OXIDE IS 2.0%


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Development): US BUR MINES DRILLED 188 FT, ANALYZED 22 SAMPLES FOR ALUMINA AND FERRIC OXIDE ; ECON.COM: AVERAGE 11 FT. PALOUSE FORMATION OVERBURDEN. RATIO OF OVERBURDEN TO HIGH-ALUMINA CLAY IS ABOUT 0.8:1

Comment (Deposit): 196 ACRES

Comment (Location): ABOUT 2 MI DUE N OF OLSON CLAY DEPOSIT BUT ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF GRANITE KNOB. IN NW CORNER OF AVON EMBAYMENT.


References

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1957, MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 2, 29 P.

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C. R., 1956, CLAY DEPOSITS OF NORTH IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 109, 36 P.

Reference (Deposit): HOSTERMAN, J. W., AND OTHERS, 1960, INVESTIGATIONS OF SOME CLAY DEPOSITS IN WASHINGTON AND IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1091, 147 P.

Reference (Deposit): SCHEID, V. E., 1940, CLAY RESOURCES IN LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO MS THESIS, P. 49-51.

Reference (Deposit): 5) MINOBRAS (PUB.), 1975, IDAHO INDUSTRIAL MINERALS, P. 42.

Reference (Deposit): 1943 DIREXPL J. W. HOSTERMAN AND OTHERS, BULL. 1091

Reference (Deposit): 1943 DIREXPL US BUR MINES

Reference (Deposit): 1956 RECON IDAHO BUR MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 109

Reference (Deposit): 1957 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 2

Reference (Production): SCHEID, V. E., 1940, MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO MS THESIS, P. 50.


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