Stanley Hill Clay Deposit

The Stanley Hill Clay Deposit is a clay mine located in Kootenai county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,300 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: Stanley Hill Clay Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Kootenai

Elevation: 2,300 Feet (701 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Clay

Lat, Long: 47.6967, -116.74670

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Stanley Hill Clay Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Stanley Hill Clay Deposit


Primary: Clay
Tertiary: Aluminum


State: Idaho
County: Kootenai
District: Coeur D'Alene 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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Coeur D'Alene Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE ASSAYED 29.6 % AL2O3 , 1.9 % FE2O3 , 58.4 % SIO2 , 1.55 % CAO, 0.04 % MGO


Ore: Clay


Comment (Location): Stanley Hill Clay Deposit Extends Into Section 8


Reference (Deposit): Hosterman, J. W., And Others, 1960 , Investigations Of Some Clay Deposits In Washington And Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1091 , 147 P.

Reference (Deposit): Hubbard, C. R., 1956 , Clay Deposits Of North Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 109 , 36 P.

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