North Schmid Ridge, West Slope

The North Schmid Ridge, West Slope is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Caribou county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,001 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: North Schmid Ridge, West Slope  

State:  Idaho

County:  Caribou

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates

Lat, Long: 42.7683, -111.38390

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North Schmid Ridge, West Slope MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: North Schmid Ridge, West Slope
Secondary: Area E, 52 Johnson Creek
Secondary: West Limb Schmid Syncline
Secondary: Area A, 1,2,3, Dry Valley
Secondary: Area F, 23, 24, 25, Lower Valley


Commodity

Primary: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Tertiary: Vanadium
Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: REE
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite


Location

State: Idaho
County: Caribou
District: Slug Creek


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

Type: Unknown
Type: State Lease
Type: Federal Lease


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Monsanto Co.
Info Year: 1975

Owner Name: U.S. Bureau Of Land Management
Info Year: 1975

Owner Name: State Of Idaho
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1975


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Feldspar
Unknown: Dolomite
Unknown: Collophane
Unknown: Sericite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Muscovite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): MATRIX ONE DATA IS FROM GARRANDS REPORT, BASED ON: LOWER VALLEY QUAD X-SECS 19F-22F, 23F-25F JOHNSON CREEK QUAD X-SECS 52E DRY VALLEY QUAD X-SECS 1A-3A M2C2 IS DERIVED BY SUBTRACTING M2C3(CALDWELL CANYON SITE- SEQ NO. 0160290162) FROM M1C2(SEQ # 0160290043). THIS WAS DONE BECAUSE CALDWELL CANYON (FROM EIS) IS A PART OF THE LARGER NORTH SCHMID RIDGE, WEST SLOPE DEPOSIT M2C1 IS DERIVED BY SUBTRACTING M3C3(SEQ NO. 0160290162) FROM M1C1(SEQ NO.0160290043). THIS WAS DONE CALDWELL CANYON IS PART OF THE LARGER NORTH SCHMID RIDGE, WEST SLOPE DEPOSIT

Comment (Deposit): ADDITIONAL 7.5MIN. MAPS NEEDED ARE JOHNSON CREEK, DRY VALLEY LEACHING OF CALCIUM RESULTS IN GREATER P2O5 PERCENTAGE. AREAS A,E,F, REFER TO PHOSPHATE STUDY BY GARRAND CORP. MUCH OF THE DEPOSIT IS UNDER LEASE, PART IS NOT.


References

Reference (Deposit): MCKELVEY, V.E., AND OTHERS, 1953,U.S.G.S. CIRCULAR 208.

Reference (Deposit): GULBRANDSEN, R.A, AND OTHERS. 1956. U.S.G.S. BULL. 1042-A

Reference (Deposit): CRESSMAN, E.R., GULBRANDSEN, R.A.1955. U.S.G.S. BULL. 1015-I

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES FILES, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON.

Reference (Deposit): MANSFIELD, G.R. 1927. U.S.G.S. PROFESSIONAL PAPER 152.

Reference (Deposit): SERVICE, A.L. 1966. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS

Reference (Deposit): GARRAND, LEONARD. 1975. PHOSPHATE STUDY OF SE IDAHO FOR U.S.


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