Bovill Clay Deposit

The Bovill Clay Deposit is a mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,140 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: Bovill Clay Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Latah

Elevation: 3,140 Feet (957 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 46.8425, -116.42720

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Bovill Clay Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bovill Clay Deposit


Commodity

Tertiary: Water, Free
Tertiary: Titanium
Tertiary: Silica
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Aluminum


Location

State: Idaho
County: Latah
District: Unorganized 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: Clearwater National Forest


Holdings

Type: Unknown
Type: Fee Ownership
Type: State Lease


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: J. R. Simplot Co.
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1975

Owner Name: Green Refractories Inc., A. P.
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1975

Owner Name: Potlatch Forest Products Inc
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1975


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1961
Discovery Year: 1943
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Ilmenite
Unknown: Kaolinite
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): MATRIX GRADES AND TONNAGES ARE BASED ON WET TONNES.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): MATRIX ONE COLUMN 2 GRADES AND TONNAGES DERIVED FROM BUMINES DATA AND PLANIMETER READINGS. SEE WAR MINERALS REPORT 340 AND USGS BULL. 1091. MATRIX ONE COLUMN 1 GRADES AND TONNAGES DERIVED FROM IDAHO-PAMPH. 109. SI02, TI02, AND LOI ASSAYS ARE ESTIMATES. THE TONNAGE AND GRADE HAS BEEN MULTIPLIED BY THE APPROPRIATE CONVERSIONS TO ACCOUNT FOR METRIC TONNES AND MOISTURE CONTENT.


References

Reference (Deposit): HOSTERMAN, J.W., V.E. SCHEID, V.T. ALLEN, AND I.G. SOHN.

Reference (Deposit): INVESTIGATION OF SOME CLAY DEPOSITS IN WASHINGTON AND

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 1091, 1960, 147 PP.

Reference (Deposit): HUBBARD, C.R. CLAY DEPOSITS OF NORTH IDAHO. IDAHO BUREAU

Reference (Deposit): OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 109, 1946, 36 PP.

Reference (Deposit): KIRBY, R.C., AND J.S. BARCLAY. A BUREAU OF MINES MINIPLANT

Reference (Deposit): PROJECT TO EVALUATE ALUMINA RECOVERY PROCESSES. U.S. BUMI

Reference (Deposit): PAPER PRESENTED TO THE SOCIETY OF MINING ENGINEERS, 1974,

Reference (Deposit): PATTERSN, S.H., AND J.R. DYNI. ALUMINUM AND BAUXITE.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 820; UNITED STATES MINERAL

Reference (Deposit): RESOURCES, 1973, PP. 35-43.

Reference (Deposit): PONDER, J., AND W.D. KELLER, GEOLOGY, MINERALOGY, AND GENESI

Reference (Deposit): OF SELECTED FIRE CLAYS FROM LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO. NEW YORK

Reference (Deposit): EIGHTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLAYS AND CLAY MINERALS,

Reference (Deposit): PERGAMON PRESS, 1960, 61 PP.

Reference (Deposit): STAFF. POTENTIAL SOURCES OF ALUMINUM. U.S. BUMINES INF.

Reference (Deposit): CIRC. 8335, 1967, 148 PP.

Reference (Deposit): STAMPER, J.W. ALUMINIUM. U.S. BUMINES BULL. 650, MINERAL

Reference (Deposit): FACTS AND PROBLEMS, 1970, PP. 436-462.

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO BUR MINES GEO. PAMPHLET # 109, 1956, HUBBARD


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