Central Wasatch Range Group

The Central Wasatch Range Group is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,103 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: Central Wasatch Range Group  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,103 Feet (2,165 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates

Lat, Long: 40.65, -111.56670

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Central Wasatch Range Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Central Wasatch Range Group
Secondary: Central Wasatch Range


Commodity

Primary: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Western Phosphate


Land Status

Land ownership: Mixed
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: Other


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: State Of Utah
Percent: 30.00
Home Office: Utah
Info Year: 1979

Owner Name: U.S. Government
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Dist Of Columbia
Info Year: 1979


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Deposit
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Shrinkage Methods
Milling Method: Flotation
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Phosphate, upwelling type


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Apatite
Unknown: Illite
Unknown: Tourmaline
Unknown: Sphene
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Montmorillonite
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Kaolinite
Unknown: Gypsum
Unknown: Fluorite
Unknown: Feldspar
Unknown: Dolomite
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Zircon


Comments

Comment (Workings): ABBREVIATION FOR MINING DISTRICT: WEST. PHOSPHATE = WESTERN PHOSPHATE FIELD.

Comment (Ownership): ABOUT HALF THE OUTCROP AREA NORTH OF EMIGRATION CREEK IS PROHIBITED TO FEDERAL PHOSPHATE LEASING BY WITHDRAWAL, AND ABOUT HALF THE OUTCROP AREA SOUTHWEST OF THE TOWN OF HAILSTONE HAS SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS TO FEDERAL PHOSPHATE LEASING BY MANAGEMENT POLICY. THE REMAINING OUTCROP ON STATE OR FEDERAL LAND IS PRESUMABLY OPEN FOR LEASING. MINERAL RIGHTS IN ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF THE AREA ARE KNOWN TO BE PRIVATELY HELD, BUT THE OWNERS ARE UNKNOWN.

Comment (Production): RECOVERIES IN THE YIELD DATA SET FOR TWO-PRODUCT MILLS ARE CALCULATED FROM THE TOTAL FEED TO THE MILL AND ARE NOT ACTUAL RECOVERIES WITHIN EACH ORE STREAM. WITHIN-ORE-STREAM RECOVERIES FOR TWO-PRODUCT MILLS PROPOSED IN THIS EVAL- UATION ARE 91.5 PERCENT FOR MILL K1, D1&D2; 84 PERCENT FOR MILL K3, DEV SCH 1; 81 PERCENT FOR MILL K3, DEV SCH 2. EXACT RECOVERIES USED IN CALCULATING PRODUCT OUTPUT TONNAGES FOR TWO PRODUCT MILLS PROPOSED IN THIS EVALUATION ARE 41.1204 PERCENT FOR PRODUCT A, DEV SCH 1&2; 50.3796 PERCENT FOR PRODUCT F, DEV SCH 1&2; 38.0152 PERCENT FOR PRODUCT C, DEV SCH 1; 45.9848 PERCENT FOR PRODUCT H, DEV SCH 1; 36.6575 PERCENT FOR PRODUCT C, DEV SCH 2; 44.3425 PERCENT FOR PRODUCT H, DEV SCH 2.

Comment (Production): PHOSPHATE WAS FIRST DISCOVERED IN THE CENTRAL WASATCH AREA AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, BUT THE EXACT DATE IS UNKNOWN. EXPLORATION HAS BEEN SPORADIC UP TO THE PRESENT TIME. THE YEAR OF WORK GIVEN FOR THE BEGINNING OF EXPLORATION WORK IS APPROXIMATE.

Comment (Economic Factors): Mining and beneficiation costs for each proposed operation were obtained by applying one of 34 basic mine models and 5 basic mill models developed for evaluating Utah and Wyoming phosphate deposits. Site-specific cost adjustments were made for land acquisition, infrastructure, unusual haulage distance to mill, the presence of multiple beds requiring mining of waste, and mill feed grade and recovery. All costs are in January 1980 dollars. The schedule of costs is based on the assumption that each proposed operation will be independently developed as soon as technically possible after the official January 1979 base date for the current phosphate study. Thus, land acquisition, exploration, and infrastructure capital costs are assumed to begin in 1979. Mine and mill capital costs include a contingency allowance of 15 percent of all other capital costs except working capital. Mine and mill working capital is estimated at 60 days of operating cost. A Bureau costing manual (bibliography data set ref. I030) was used to estimate surface and underground mine exploration, development, reclamation, plant, and equipment capital costs; underground mine operating costs; capital and operating costs for the calcining-hydration mill (if used) and for the flotation sections of other mills; costs of transporting products from proposed mills to existing final processing plants; and access road construction cost. Surface mine operating costs are size-scaled, using scaling factors from Bennett (bibliography data set ref. I001), and others (U.S. office of audit and investigation) for Idaho phosphate mines in 1976 and 1977. Infrastructure capital costs assigned to each proposed mine consist of only those railroad, transmission line, and access road costs which are needed for development of each mine. Railroad cost is estimated by the Richardson rapid construction cost estimating system (bibliography data set ref. I020). Transmission line cost is estimated from typical industry costs (A.W. Watts, 1980, Water and Power Resources Services, personal communication). Access road costs are estimated by using the capital and operating cost estimating handbook (bibliography data set ref. I030). Land acquisition costs are based on typical competitive bids for leases in southeastern Idaho, adjusted for specific deposit grade and thickness. Lease rentals and royalties are based on current rates for federal leases in the western phosphate field. Capital and operating costs for all mills, excepting the calcination-hydration mill (if used) and flotation sections of other mills, are size-scaled, using scaling factors from Bennett (bibliography data set ref. I001), from costs given for a sizing and calcining mill described by de Voto, et al. (bibliography data set ref. R030), vol. 2, appendix d. Site-specific cost adjustments for mill feed grade and recovery are made, using relative cost factors calculated from average cost and recovery curves for altered and unaltered ores (bibliography data set ref. I010).

Comment (Deposit): PORTIONS OF THE DEPOSIT EXTEND INTO MORGAN, SUMMIT, WASATCH, AND UTAH COUNTIES. DOMAIN - CLASSIFICATION IS AS FOLLOWS WITH APPROXIMATE PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL OUTCROP AREA IN EACH CATEGORY SHOWN IN PARENTHESES: STATE OF UTAH LAND (30), PRIVATE LAND (35), NATIONAL FOREST LAND (15), ROADLESS AREA REVIEW AND EVALUATION (RARE II) LAND RECOMMENDED FOR NONWILDERNESS (15), AND RARE II RECOMMENDED FOR WILDERNESS (5). MINERAL HOLDINGS - THIS MINERALS AVAILABILITY SYSTEM EVALUATION WAS DONE AS PART OF A 1980 STUDY OF UTAH AND WYOMING PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS BY THE INTERMOUNTAIN FIELD OPERATIONS CENTER, DENVER, COLORADO.

Comment (Production): PRODUCTS A,B,C,D, AND E, WHERE PROPOSED IN THIS EVALUATION, ARE ACID GRADE PRODUCTS, AND PRODUCTS F,G,H,I, AND J, ARE FURNACE GRADE PRODUCTS. NOT ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ARE USED IN THIS EVALUATION.

Comment (Geology): THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION IS SUBDIVIDED INTO FIVE MEMBERS BY MCKELVEY (BIBLIOGRAPHY REF. L010), TWO OF WHICH (THE MEADE PEAK AND RETORT MEMBERS) CONTAIN SIGNIFICANT PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS. IN UTAH AND SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING, THE MEADE PEAK MEMBER, AND IN CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN WYOMING, THE RETORT MEMBER CONTAIN THE DEPOSITS OF POTENTIAL INTEREST. THE PARK CITY FORMATION OF UTAH AND CENTRAL WYOMING AND THE SHEDHORN SANDSTONE OF NORTHWESTERN WYOMING ARE STRATIGRAPHIC EQUIVALENTS OF AND INTERTONGUE WITH THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION. THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION AND EQUIVALENT FORMATIONS ARE UNDERLAIN BY EITHER THE TENSLEEP SANDSTONE, WEBER QUARTZITE, WELLS FORMATION, OR DIAMOND CREEK SANDSTONE AND ARE OVERLAIN BY EITHER THE WOODSIDE OR DINWOODY FORMATIONS.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESERVE RECORD 1 CONSISTS OF RESOURCES WITHIN 1500 FEET OF VERTICAL DEPTH IN THE MILL CREEK - BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON TREND. RESERVE RECORD 2 CONSISTS OF RESOURCES WITHIN 1500 FEET OF VERTICAL DEPTH OVER 2 OUTCROPS IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE HEBER CITY - PARK CITY VICINITY. RESERVE RECORDS 3 AND 4 CONSIST OF ABOVE ENTRY LEVEL RESOURCES IN THE EMMIGRANT CANYON TREND.


References

Reference (Reference): HARRIS, R. A., DAVIDSON, D. F., AND ARNOLD, B. P., 1954,

Reference (Reference): BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GEOLOGY OF THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE

Reference (Reference): FIELD: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 1018, 89 P.

Reference (Geology): 1-DEGREE BY 2-DEGREE TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: U.S. GEOL. SUR-

Reference (Geology): VEY, 1:250,000-SCALE MAP, 1 SHEET.

Reference (Geology): VAN HORN, RICHARD, 1969, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE

Reference (Geology): SOUTHERN HALF OF THE FORT DOUGLAS QUADRANGLE, SALT LAKE

Reference (Geology): COUNTY, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN FILE REPT.

Reference (Geology): 69-308, 6 P., PLATES.

Reference (Production): DUNCAN, W. E., AND FISK, H. G., 1957, CENTRAL WYOMING

Reference (Production): PHOSPHATE ROCK - CHARACTER, PROCESSING, AND ECONOMICS:

Reference (Production): UNIV. OF WYO. NAT. RES. RESEARCH INST. BULL. 6, 60 P.

Reference (Production): EBERL, E., 1970, BENEFICIATION OF CALCIUM PHOSPHATE BY

Reference (Production): CALCINATION, THE MATERIAL BALANCE: RUDARSKO -

Reference (Production): METALURSKI ZBORNIK, NO. 2-3, 1970, P. 275-283.

Reference (Production): GOKHALE, K. V. G. K., RAO, T. C., AND BISWAS, A. K., 1975,

Reference (Production): BENEFICIATION STUDIES ON A HIMALAYAN LEAN PHOSPHATE

Reference (Reserve-Resource): OF ENERGY CONTRACT 50-54-5903 (BENDIX FIELD ENG.

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Reference (Reserve-Resource): GERE, W. C., 1964, PHOSPHATE, IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES

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Reference (Reserve-Resource): P. 195-205.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): WILLIAMS, J. S., 1939, PHOSPHATE IN UTAH: UTAH AGR. EXPT.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): STA. BULL. 290, 44 P.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): WILLIAMS, J. S., AND HANSON, A. M., 1942, THE PHOSPHATE

Reference (Reserve-Resource): RESERVES OF UTAH: UTAH AGR. EXPT. STA. BULL. 304,

Reference (Reserve-Resource): 1942, 23 P.

Reference (Deposit): CLABAUGH, P. S., 1946, PERMIAN PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS OF

Reference (Geology): MF-290.

Reference (Geology): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1954, OGDEN, UTAH; WYOMING, 1-DEGREE

Reference (Deposit): FIELD: INTERMOUNTAIN ASSOC. OF GEOL. 15TH ANN. FIELD

Reference (Deposit): CONF., 287 P., 3 PLATES.

Reference (Geology): BY 2-DEGREE TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY,

Reference (Geology): 1:250,000-SCALE MAP, 1 SHEET.

Reference (Geology): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1954, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH; WYOMING,

Reference (Reserve-Resource): DE VOTO, R. H., AND STEVENS, D. N., ED., 1979, URANIFEROUS

Reference (Reserve-Resource): PHOSPHATE RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS OF

Reference (Reserve-Resource): URANIUM RECOVERY FROM PHOSPHATE RESOURCES, UNITED

Reference (Reserve-Resource): STATES AND FREE WORLD: SUBCONTRACT 78-177-S TO DEPT.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA, IDAHO, WYOMING, AND UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): STRATEGIC MINER. INV. PRELIM. MAP 3-198, 1 SHEET.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): PART 4, WYOMING AND UTAH: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES

Reference (Production): ADVANCES IN BENEFICIATION OF WESTERN PHOSPHATES: MIN.

Reference (Production): ENG., JAN. 1978, P. 37-40.

Reference (Geology): MCKELVEY, V. E., 1959, THE PHOSPHORIA, PARK CITY, AND

Reference (Geology): SHEDHORN FORMATIONS IN THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE FIELD:

Reference (Geology): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 313-A, P. 1-47,

Reference (Geology): 3 PLATES.

Reference (Geology): GULBRANDSEN, R. A., 1967, SOME COMPOSITIONAL FEATURES OF

Reference (Ownership): OWNERSHIP AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT, WASATCH - F: U.S.

Reference (Deposit): GARRAND CORPORATION, 1975 (?), PHOSPHATE RESERVES OF SOUTH-

Reference (Deposit): EASTERN IDAHO: U.S. DEPT. OF AGR. CONTRACT

Reference (Deposit): NO. 50-820, 1102 P.

Reference (Deposit): HALE, L. A., ED., 1967, ANATOMY OF THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE

Reference (Reserve-Resource): REPT. INV. 6934, 158 P.

Reference (Geology): MULLENS, T. E., AND COLE, T. H., 1972, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE

Reference (Geology): NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE MORGAN 15-MINUTE QUADRANGLE,

Reference (Geology): MORGAN AND WEBER COUNTIES, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Reference (Geology): MIN. INV. FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-304.

Reference (Geology): MAP GQ-534.

Reference (Geology): BROMFIELD, C. S., BAKER, A. A., AND CRITTENDEN, M. D., JR.,

Reference (Geology): 1970, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE HEBER QUADRANGLE, WASATCH AND

Reference (Geology): SUMMIT COUNTIES, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEOL. QUAD-

Reference (Geology): BAKER, A. A., 1964, GEOLOGY OF THE ASPEN GROVE QUADRANGLE,

Reference (Geology): UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEOL. QUADRANGLE MAP GQ-239.

Reference (Geology): RANGLE MAP GQ-864.

Reference (Geology): BROMFIELD, C. S., AND CRITTENDEN, M. D., JR., 1971, GEOLOGIC

Reference (Geology): MAP OF THE PARK CITY EAST QUADRANGLE, SUMMIT AND

Reference (Geology): WASATCH COUNTIES, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEOL. QUAD-

Reference (Geology): RANGLE MAP GQ-852.

Reference (Geology): CHENEY, T. M., 1957, PHOSPHATE IN UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND

Reference (Geology): MINERALOG. SURVEY BULL. 59, 54 P., 3 PLATES.

Reference (Geology): 23 P.

Reference (Geology): CHENEY, T. M., SMART, R. A., WARING, R. G., AND WARNER,

Reference (Geology): M. A., 1953, STRATIGRAPHIC SECTIONS OF THE PHOSPHORIA

Reference (Geology): FORMATION IN UTAH, 1949-51: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRC.

Reference (Geology): 306, 40 P.

Reference (Geology): CRAWFORD, A. L., ED., 1964, GEOLOGY OF SALT LAKE COUNTY:

Reference (Geology): UTAH GEOL. AND MINERALOG. SURVEY BULL. 69, 192 P.,

Reference (Geology): PLATES.

Reference (Geology): CRITTENDEN, M. D., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE DROMEDARY PEAK

Reference (Geology): MAP GQ-378.

Reference (Geology): CRITTENDEN, M. D., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE MOUNT AIRE

Reference (Geology): QUADRANGLE, SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Reference (Geology): GEOL. QUADRANGLE MAP GQ-379.

Reference (Geology): CRITTENDEN, M. D., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE SUGAR HOUSE

Reference (Geology): BAKER, A. A., AND CRITTENDEN, M. D., JR., 1961, GEOLOGY OF

Reference (Geology): THE TIMPANOGOS CAVE QUADRANGLE, UTAH: U.S. GEOL. SUR-

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Reference (Geology): DEVILS SLIDE QUADRANGLE, MORGAN AND SUMMIT COUNTIES,

Reference (Production): DEPOSIT WITH CALCAREOUS GANGUE, IN SEMINAR ON BENE-

Reference (Production): FICIATION OF LEAN PHOSPHATE WITH CARBONATE GANGUE, 11TH

Reference (Production): INTERNAT. MINERALS PROCESSING CONGRESS, KAGLIARI,

Reference (Production): ITALY, APRIL 23-24, 1975, P. 53-54.

Reference (Production): GOOD, P. C., 1976, BENEFICIATION OF UNWEATHERED INDIAN

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Reference (Production): NEUBERGER, R., 1968, PHOSPHATE ROCK CALCINATION IN ISRAEL:

Reference (Production): PHOSPHORUS AND POTASSIUM, NO. 35, MAY/JUNE

Reference (Production): 1968, P. 11-21.

Reference (Production): RULE, A. R., DAHLIN, D. C., AND FERGUS, A. J., 1978,

Reference (Production): FLOTATION OF CARBONATE AND SILICATE MINERALS FROM

Reference (Production): PARTIALLY ALTERED PHOSPHATE ROCK OF THE PHOSPHORIA

Reference (Production): FORMATION, PAPER PRESENTED AT ISMA TECHNICAL/ECON.

Reference (Production): CONF.; ORLANDO, FLA., OCT. 23-27, 1979, 11 P.

Reference (Production): RULE, A. R., KIRBY, D. E., AND DAHLIN, D. C., 1977, RECENT

Reference (Production): ADVANCES IN BENEFICIATION OF WESTERN PHOSPHATES, PAPER

Reference (Production): PRESENTED AT S.M.E. FALL MEETING AND EXHIBIT, ST. LOUIS

Reference (Production): MO., OCT. 19-21, 1977, 17 P.

Reference (Production): RULE, A. R., KIRBY, D. E., AND DAHLIN, D. C., 1978, RECENT

Reference (Ownership): U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, 1973, STATE OF UTAH LAND

Reference (Geology): PHOSPHORITES OF THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION, IN INTERMOUN-

Reference (Geology): TAIN ASSOC. OF GEOL. 15TH ANN. FIELD CONF., P. 99-102.

Reference (Ownership): SCHUMACHER, O. L., PENSE, R. A., AND DAVIS, R. B., 1979,

Reference (Ownership): FEDERAL LAND STATUS IN THE OVERTHRUST BELT OF IDAHO,

Reference (Ownership): UTAH, AND WYOMING, 1979: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES SPECIAL REPT.

Reference (Ownership): (IN PRESS), TEXT WITH MAPS AND OVERLAYS.

Reference (Ownership): BUR. LAND MANAGEMENT MAP, 1:250,000 SCALE, 1 SHEET.

Reference (Ownership): U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, 1978, STATE OF UTAH LAND

Reference (Ownership): OWNERSHIP AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT, BEAR LAKE - C: U.S.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): COFFMAN, J. S., AND SERVICE, A. L., 1967, AN EVALUATION OF

Reference (Reserve-Resource): THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE INDUSTRY AND ITS RESOURCES -

Reference (Geology): UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MIN. INV. FIELD STUDIES MAP