Pine Creek Pass Coal Prospect

The Pine Creek Pass Coal Prospect is a mine located in Teton county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,801 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: Pine Creek Pass Coal Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Teton

Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.5717, -111.21860

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Pine Creek Pass Coal Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pine Creek Pass Coal Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Bituminous


Location

State: Idaho
County: Teton
District: Pine Creek District


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: Targhee National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1912
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Big Hole Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Minor Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Clay, Mud
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ANALYSIS ABOVE FOR SAMPLE AS RECEIVED
Analytical Data: AFTER MOISTURE REMOVED, 25.2 % VOLATILE MATTER, 36.4 % FIXED CARBON, 38.4 % ASH, 1.41 % SULFUR, 7940 BTU'S
Analytical Data: 1 GRAB SAMPLE OF SELECTED COAL HAD 0.002 % U AND 50.0 % ASH
Analytical Data: OTHER GRAB SAMPLES OF COALY SHALE AND LIMESTONE GAVE 0.001 - 0.003 % EU AND 58.5 - 63.5 % ASH


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1912 ( REOPENED 1917 )

Comment (Location): AT PINE CREEK PASS, LOCATION APPROXIMATE


References

Reference (Deposit): MANSFIELD, G. R., 1920 , COAL IN EASTERN IDAHO: USGS BULLETIN 716-F, P. 134

Reference (Deposit): VINE, J. D., 1959 , GEOLOGY AND URANIUM DEPOSITS IN CARBONACEOUS ROCKS OF THE FALL CREEK AREA, BONNEVILLE COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1055-I, P. 255 - 294

Reference (Deposit): 1918 RECON A. R. SCHULTZ, BULL. 680

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON G. R. MANSFIELD, BULL. 716-F

Reference (Deposit): 1959 RECON J. D. VINE, BULL. 1055-I


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