The Area North of Warm Springs Creek is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Deer Lodge county, Montana at an elevation of 6,398 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: 6,398 Feet (1,950 Meters)
Lat, Long: 46.1744, -113.05530
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Area North of Warm Springs Creek MRDS details
Primary: Area North of Warm Springs Creek
County: Deer Lodge
Land ownership: National Forest
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: Federal Lease
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD IS FOR A LARGE AREA COVERING THE PHOSPHATE MINERALIZATION IN THE AREA NORTH OF WARM SPRINGS CREEK. THUS IT INCLUDES SECS. 5,6,8,16,17,23,24 IN T5N, R 12W. DEPOSIT SEQ NO. 0300230152 IS LOCATED IN THIS AREA PHOSPHATE OCCURES MOSTLY IN FINE TO MEDIUM-COURSE PELLETS AND OOLITES.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): M1 C3 RETORT MEMBER: Q50; RESOURCE BLOCK ABOVE ENTRY LEVEL, BED AREA 836100 SQUARE METERS; Q25, RESOURCE BLOCK ABOVE FIRST 30M BELOW ENTRY LEVEL, BED AREA 854680 SQUARE METERS; Q10; TOTAL RESOURCE IN AREA, BED AREA 1579300 SQUARE METERS.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): SWANSON, ROGER, 1973, GEOLOGY AND PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS OF THE
Reference (Reserve-Resource): PERMIAN ROCKS IN CENTRAL WESTERN MONTANA, USGS PROF. PAPER
Reference (Reserve-Resource): 313-F, P. 779-833.
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