The Topaz Dolomite Mining Claim is a magnesite mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,801 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: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Magnesite
Lat, Long: 42.6097, -112.07920
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Topaz Dolomite Mining Claim MRDS details
Primary: Topaz Dolomite Mining Claim
District: Lava Hot Springs Area
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: G. Myer, R.G. Greene, J.G. Cole, E.F. Fitzhugh Jr.,
Years: 1942 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE PORTNEUF VALLEY.
Comment (Development): THE TOPAZ DOLOMITE MINING CLAIM WAS LOCATED IN APRIL, 1942 BY G. MYER. ITS LEGALITY IS QUESTIONABLE SINCE DOLOMITE IS A LEASEABLE COMMODITY. THIS CLAIM COVERS ONLY A PORTION OF THE DOLOMITE EXPOSURE.
Comment (Deposit): THE LAKETOWN DOLOMITE CROPS OUT IN MANY PLACES IN THE LAVA HOT SPRINGS AREA AND WAS INVESTIGATED BY CHARLES F. DEISS OF THE U.S.G.S. IN 1942 AND 1943. SEVERAL REPORTS FROM THIS AREA ARE ON FILE IN SPOKANE, WA. ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): COMMODITY FILES, U.S.G.S., SPOKANE, WA
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