Croley Mine

The Croley Mine is a lignite mine located in Bonneville county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,601 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: Croley Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonneville

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lignite

Lat, Long: 43.2958, -111.63780

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Croley Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Croley Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lignite
Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonneville
District: Willow Creek - Caribou District


Land Status

Land ownership: State
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1925
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: Caribou Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Cretaceous

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.007 % U FROM GRAB SAMPLE OF SELECTED COAL ON DUMP WITH ASH CONTENT OF 21.7 %
Analytical Data: DUMP MATERIAL AVG. 0.002 % U AND 48.6 % ASH


Materials

Ore: Lignite


Comments

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: FRIABLE

Comment (Workings): 2 CAVED TUNNELS AND SEVERAL PROSPECTS

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: EARLY 1900'S


References

Reference (Deposit): 1959 RECON VINE, J. D., BULL. 1055-I

Reference (Deposit): MANSFIELD, G. R., 1920 , COAL IN EASTERN IDAHO: USGS BULLETIN 716-F, P. 133 - 144

Reference (Deposit): VINE, J. D., 1959 , GEOLOGY AND URANIUM DEPOSITS IN CARBONACEOUS ROCKS OF THE FALL CREEK AREA, BONNEVILLE COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 1055-I, P. 255 - 294

Reference (Deposit): 1918 RECON SCHULTZ, A. R., BULL. 680

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON MANSFIELD, G. R., BULL. 716-F


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