The Morning Star is a beryllium mine located in Latah county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,321 feet.
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Elevation: 4,321 Feet (1,317 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Beryllium
Lat, Long: 46.8997, -116.56780
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Morning Star MRDS details
Primary: Morning Star
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Clearwater National Forest (Palouse RD of St. Joe National Forest)
Owner Name: Rauch Lumber Co., Inc.
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1968
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): NO BERYLLIUM IS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN PRODUCED FROM THIS CLAIM.
Comment (Geology): SAMPLES CONTAINED LESS THAN 0.003 PERCENT BED. THE PEGMATITE IS COMPOSED OF 10 TO 80 PERCENT FELDSPAR, 20 TO 80 PERCENT QUARTZ, 1 TO 7 PERCENT MUSCOVITE, 2 TO 5 PERCENT TOURMALINE, AND LESS THAN 1 PERCENT GARNET.
Reference (Deposit): RESOURCES OF IDAHO, WASHINGTON, MONTANA, AND OREGON, U.S.
Reference (Deposit): BUREAU OF MINES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 7148, PP 51-53.
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON AL 1925 IDAHO BUR MINES PAMPH 14 P 12 NO PROD IBM&
Reference (Deposit): PATTEE, E.C., VAN NOY, R.M., WELDIN, R.D., 1968, BERYLLIUM
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