The Stanford Clay Deposit is a kaolin mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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.
Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Kaolin
Lat, Long: 46.8278, -116.64310
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Stanford Clay Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Stanford Clay Deposit
District: Stanford Area
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.
Owner Name: Pacific Stoneware Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1907
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Palouse Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Unconsolidated Deposit
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Name: Unconsolidated Deposit
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: AVERAGE ALUMINA = 20.0 TO 24.8%
Analytical Data: AVERAGE FE OXIDE IS 2.0%
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.
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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