Husky No. 1 Proposed Mine

The Husky No. 1 Proposed Mine is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Caribou county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,402 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Husky No. 1 Proposed Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Caribou

Elevation: 7,402 Feet (2,256 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates

Lat, Long: 42.6125, -111.25361

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Husky No. 1 Proposed Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Husky No. 1 Proposed Mine
Secondary: Dry Ridge Unit 1
Secondary: Stewart Canyon
Secondary: Dry Valley, Area D, 26, 27
Secondary: Stewart Flat, Area A, 1-4
Secondary: West Limb Georgetown Syncline


Commodity

Primary: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: REE
Tertiary: Vanadium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Caribou
District: Crow 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: Caribou National Forest


Holdings

Type: Federal Lease


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Washington Construction Co.
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Idaho
Years: 1984 -

Owner Name: Conda Partnership
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Idaho
Years: 1984 -

Owner Name: International Minerals And Chemical Corp.
Years: 1975 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Dry Ridge


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Snowdrift Anticline, Georgetown Syncline, Dry Valley Anticline, Dry Valley Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 164 SAMPLES OF STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE ( SECTION 31 ) GAVE 36.9 % P2O5 MAX


Materials

Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Orthoclase
Unknown: Montmorillonite
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Kaolinite
Unknown: Dolomite
Unknown: Collophane
Unknown: Chalcedony
Unknown: Sericite


Comments

Comment (Development): 864.35 Acre Lease ( 1975 ) ; Econ.Com: Stripping Ratio 4.57 : 1 (Expressed As Cy Waste : Tons Ore)

Comment (Deposit): Ore Beds Are Continuation Of Those Mined At Maybe Canyon Mine; Thickness Above For 2 Ore Zones.

Comment (Workings): Open Pit Will Be 14000 Ft Long, Avg 1200 Ft Wide, And Up To 800 Ft Deep

Comment (Location): Plotted In Section 25 , T 8 S, R 44 E; Mine Also Will Be In Section 29 , T 8 S, R 45 E And Section 14 , T 8 S, R 44 E

Comment (Production): Production Scheduled To Begin 1978 And Extend For 18 Years ( USGS, 1975 )

Comment (Geology): Local Structure Quite Complicated

Comment (Location): Deposit Also In T8s R44e Secs 24, 25, T8s R45e Secs 30, 31 Husky # 1 Lease Is Federal Lease I-05549. This Lease Equals 349.8 Hectares. During The Period 1993-1995 The Mine Will Produce 8705 Mt/D. 6078 Mt/D Will Be Screened (Med & Low Grade). 2295 Mt/D High Grade Ore Will Be Shipped With No Screening Required. During The Period 1995-2004 The Mine Will Produce 14,538 Mt/D, 11,831 Mt/D Will Be Screened (Med &Low Grade). 2295 Mt/D High Grade Ore Will Be Shipped With No Screening Necessary. Eq-Dev1 And La-Dev1 Relate To Production 1993-1995. Eq-Dev2 And La-Dev2 Relate To Production, 1996-2004.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): Conda Partmership Data, 1984. Resources To 250m Down Dip. Resources From Lowe, Et Al (1984) And Upgraded From Identified To Demonstrated. Resorces From Lowe, Et Al (1980) Lying Between Outcrop And A Downward Vertical Projection Of Lease Bounaries.


References

Reference (Deposit): Mansfield, G. R., 1927 , Geography, Geology, And Mineral Resources Of Part Of Southeastern Idaho: USGS Prof. Paper 152 , 453 P.

Reference (Deposit): Service, A. L., 1966 , An Evaluation Of The Western Phosphate Industry And Its Resources, Part 3 , Idaho: USBM Rept. Inv. 6801 , 201 P.

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1975 , Development Of Phosphate Resources In Southeastern Idaho: Draft Environmental Impact Statement, V. 2 , Pt. 8 , P. 1 - 36

Reference (Deposit): Sheldon, R. P., And Others, 1953 , Stratigraphic Sections Of The Phosphoria Formation In Idaho, 1949 , Part 1 , USGS Circ. 304 , 30 P.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): Garrand, L. J., 1975, Phosphate Study Southeastern Idaho, For U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Caribou National Forest, U.S. Department Of Agriculture Contract No. 50-820: Garrand Corp.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau Of Land Management, And Forest Service, 1978, Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Development Of Phosphate Resources In Southeastern Idaho, Four Volumes.

Reference (Geology): Montgomery, K. M., And Cheney, T. M., 1967, Geology Of The Stewart Flat Quadrangle Caribou County, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1217, 63 P.

Reference (Deposit): Gosling, B.B. Western Phosphate Field - Southeastern Idaho Active Mines, U.S. Dep. Interior, Bumines Mas File Report, 1980, 150 Pp.

Reference (Deposit): Hagins, F., Personal Communication - General Phosphate Resource And Royalty Information, U.S. Bureau Of Land Management, 1984.

Reference (Deposit): Lowe, N.T., Benjamin, D.A. Camm, T.W., Gosling, B.B., And Gale, G.D., Western Phosphate Field - Southern Idaho Proposed Mines, U.S. Dep. Interior, Bumines Mas File Report, 1980, 238 Pp.

Reference (Deposit): Mc Kelvey, V.E., The Phosphoria, Park City, And Shedhorn Formations In The Western Phosphate Field, U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Paper 313-A, 1959, 47 Pp.

Reference (Deposit): Steckley, R.C. And Lemmons, F.F., A Method For Evaluating Cost Estimates For The Mineral Availability System, U.S. Bumines Mas File Report, 1976, 41 Pp.

Reference (Deposit): Smedley, D., Personal Communication - Representative For Conada Partnership (General Mine Information), Conda Partnership, 1984.

Reference (Geology): Cressman, E. R., And Gulbrandsen, R. A., 1955, Geology Of The Dry Valley Quadrangle, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1015-I, P. 257-270.

Reference (Deposit): Carter, Russell A., 1978, An Integrated Industry - Phosphate Mining And Milling In Idaho: Mining Engineering, V. 30, No. 1, P. 29-36.

Reference (Deposit): Day, R. L., 1973, Trends In The Phosphate Industry Of Idaho And The Western Phosphate Field: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology, Pamphlet 155, 63 P.

Reference (Deposit): Li, Ta M., 1978, Southeastern Idaho Phosphate Mining: How An Environmental Impact Statement Distorts Growth Plans: Mining Engineering, V. 30, No. 1, P. 25-28.

Reference (Deposit): Mc Divitt, J. F., 1956, Economic Evaluation Of Phosphate And Other Minerals In Southern Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology, Pamphlet No. 111, 48 P.

Reference (Deposit): Powell, J. D., 1974, Evaluation Of Phosphate Resources In Southeastern Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology, Information Circular No. 25, 33 P.

Reference (Deposit): Service, A. L., And Petersen, N. S., 1967, An Evaluation Of The Western Phosphate Industry And Its Resources (In Five Parts) Trends And Outlook: U.S. Bureau Of Mines, Report Of Investigations 6935, 131 P.

Reference (Deposit): Thompson, M. E., 1953, Distribution Of Uranium In Rich Phosphate Beds Of The Phosphoria Formation: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 988-D, P. 45-65

Reference (Deposit): Thompson, M. E., 1954, Further Studies Of The Distribution Of Uranium In Rich Phosphate Beds Of The Phosphoria Formation: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1009-D, P. 107-122

Reference (Geology): Mc Kelvey, V. E., Davidson, D. F., O'Malley, F. W., Smith, L. E., Armstrong, F. C., And Sheldon, R. P., 1952, Stratigraphic Sections Of The Phosphoria Formation In Idaho, 1947-48, Pt. 1: U.S. Geological Survey Trace Elements Investigations Report 183, P. 18-28.

Reference (Geology): Mc Kelvey, V. E., Davidson, D. F., O'Malley, F. W., And Smith, L. E., 1953, Stratigraphic Sections Of The Phosphoria Formation In Idaho 1947-48, Pt. 1: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 208, P. 14-24.

Reference (Geology): Sheldon, R. P., Warner, M. A., Thompson, M. E., And Pierce, H. W., 1953, Stratigraphic Sections Of The Phosphoria Formation In Idaho, 1949, Pt. 1: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 304, P. 9-13.

Reference (Geology): Emigh, G. D., 1958, Petrography, Mineralogy And Origin Of Phosphate Pellets In The Phosphoria Formation: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology, Pamphlet No. 114, 60 P.

Reference (Geology): Martin, G. W., 1958, Mineralogy Of Phosphate Oolites: Economic Geology, V. 53, No. 8, December, P. 1046-1048.

Reference (Production): Rule, A. R., D. E. Kirby, And D. C. Dahlin, 1978, Recent Advances In Beneficiation Of Western Phosphates: Mining Engineering, V. 30, No. 1, P. 37-40.


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