Pine Creek Phosphate Deposit

The Pine Creek Phosphate Deposit is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,201 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 Phosphate Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates

Lat, Long: 43.5561, -111.28940

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Pine Creek Phosphate Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pine Creek Phosphate Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Vanadium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
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

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A 4 FT PHOSPHATE SAMPLE GAVE 27.51 % P2O5 OR 60.11 % CA3 (PO4)2
Analytical Data: THE RETORT PHOSPHATIC SHALE MEMBER SAMPLED UP TO 30.68 % P2O5 AND 0.008 % V2O5


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): In Highway Cut On Nw Side Of Pine Creek

Comment (Deposit): Thickness Above For Retort Phosphatic Shale Member


References

Reference (Deposit): Schultz, A. R., 1918 , A Geologic Reconnaissance For Phosphate And Coal In Southeastern Idaho And Western Wyoming: USGS Bulletin 680 , 84 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1918 Geolmap A. R. Schultz, Bulletin 680

Reference (Deposit): 1966 Geolmap M. H. Staatz And H. F. Albee, Bulletin 1205

Reference (Deposit): U.S. Bureau Of Mines Open-File Report MLA 19-92, 1992, P. 8-10; Sample Nos. 11-14: Appendix A, P. 17, 18; Appendix B, P. 20, 21.

Reference (Deposit): Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol. County Report 5, 1961, P. 64.

Reference (Deposit): Staatz, M. H., And Albee, H. F., 1966 , Geology Of The Garns Mountain Quadrangle, Bonneville, Madison, And Teton Counties, Idaho: USGS Bulletin 1205 , 122 P.


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