Lewiston area magnetite-taconite

The Lewiston area magnetite-taconite is a mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming at an elevation of 7,283 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: Lewiston area magnetite-taconite  

State:  Wyoming

County:  Fremont

Elevation: 7,283 Feet (2,220 Meters)


Lat, Long: 42.4292, -108.54310

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Lewiston area magnetite-taconite MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lewiston area magnetite-taconite
Secondary: Strawberry Creek Area
Secondary: Sweetwater River Area


Tertiary: Iron


State: Wyoming
County: Fremont
District: Lewiston Area

Land Status

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: Patented
Type: Located Claim


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1895
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Magnetite


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Reference (Deposit): Harrer, 1966, Wyoming iron-ore deposits: USBM IC-8315, 114 p.

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