The Unknown is a thorium mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming at an elevation of 8,415 feet.
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Elevation: 8,415 Feet (2,565 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.5697, -109.82280
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Unknown MRDS details
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): E UNION PASS ROAD TERRACE DEPOSITS 1/2 MI WIDE, 1.66 MI LONG
Reference (Deposit): MONAZITE-BEARING ALLUVIAL SANDS ALONG WARM SPRING CREEK ABOV
Reference (Deposit): WYO GEOL SURV BULL 50 1966 P 222
Reference (Deposit): MONAZITE
Reference (Deposit): ALSO S 1/2 SEC 29 & N 1/2 SEC 33
Reference (Deposit): 1.3-2.33% THO
Reference (Deposit): LITTLE JIM MINING CO OPERATED PORTABLE SLUICE IN 1957.ASSAYS
Reference (Deposit): HIGHEST TERRACES 100 FT ABOVE CREEK BOTTOM.
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