The East Fork Sheep Creek (glass sand occurrence) is a silica mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming at an elevation of 10,466 feet.
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Elevation: 10,466 Feet (3,190 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.5111, -108.62500
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East Fork Sheep Creek (glass sand occurrence) MRDS details
Primary: East Fork Sheep Creek (glass sand occurrence)
Secondary: East Fork Sheep Creek #1
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Jurassic
Age Old: Jurassic
Comment (Deposit): "A white, soft, medium-grained, non-ferruginous bed of sand more than 100 ft thick crops out in the Jurassic Morrison formation along the creek, and may be traced some distance along the strike." (Bull. 50, p. 78)
Comment (Deposit): A reported glass sand occurrence.
Comment (Location): Accuracy is in question. The deposit is somewhere in the Township. Therefore, could be off by as much as 3 mi. if coordinates are for center of township.
Reference (Deposit): Osterwald and others, 1966, WGS Bull. 50, p. 78.
Reference (Deposit): ONE OF TWO LOCATIONS WITH SAME NAME
Reference (Deposit): WYO GEOL SURV OPEN FILES
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