The Lewiston area magnetite-taconite is a mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming at an elevation of 7,283 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: 7,283 Feet (2,220 Meters)
Lat, Long: 42.4292, -108.54310
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Lewiston area magnetite-taconite MRDS details
Primary: Lewiston area magnetite-taconite
Secondary: Strawberry Creek Area
Secondary: Sweetwater River Area
District: Lewiston 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.
Type: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1895
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): Harrer, 1966, Wyoming iron-ore deposits: USBM IC-8315, 114 p.
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