Trench D Phosphate Occurrence

The Trench D Phosphate Occurrence is a mine located in Teton county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,500 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: Trench D Phosphate Occurrence  

State:  Idaho

County:  Teton

Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2,286 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 43.6606, -111.25360

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Trench D Phosphate Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Trench D Phosphate Occurrence


Commodity

Tertiary: Vanadium
Tertiary: Phosphorus-Phosphates


Location

State: Idaho
County: Teton
District: Horseshoe Basin 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

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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: BLANKET


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 33.2 % P2O5 MAXIMUM FOR 13 SAMPLES, THIS IS EQUIVALENT TO 72.5% CA3(PO4)2
Analytical Data: 1 SAMPLE HAD 0.14 % V2O3
Analytical Data: THE SAMPLES AVG. 51.8 % CA3(PO4)2


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): ON MAHOGANY RIDGE

Comment (Deposit): THERE ARE 10 BEDS OF PHOSPHATE ROCK, THICKNESS OF BEST BED IS 1.9 FT; THICKNESS ABOVE IS FOR PHOSPHATIC SHALE


References

Reference (Deposit): 1944 RECON GARDNER, L. S., BULL. 944 - A

Reference (Deposit): 1933 COMPILE USDA, TECH. BULLETIN 364

Reference (Deposit): 1927 RECON MANSFIELD, G. R., PROF. PAPER 152

Reference (Deposit): GARDNER, L. S., 1944 , PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS OF THE TETON BASIN AREA, IDAHO AND WYOMING: USGS BULL. 944 - A, P. 25


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