The Southeast Wind River Range Combined is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming at an elevation of 8,793 feet.
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Elevation: 8,793 Feet (2,680 Meters)
Lat, Long: 42.6667, -108.75000
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Southeast Wind River Range Combined MRDS details
Primary: Southeast Wind River Range Combined
Secondary: Red Canyon
Secondary: Twin Creek - Tweed Creek
Secondary: Tweed Creek - Beaver Creek
Secondary: Sweetwater River
Secondary: Baldwin Creek - Cherry Creek
Secondary: So.East Windriver Range Combined
Secondary: Southeast Wind River Range
Tertiary: Water, Free
District: Western Phosphate
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.
Type: State Lease
Type: Federal Lease
Owner Name: State Of Wyoming
Home Office: Wyoming
Info Year: 1979
Owner Name: U.S. Government
Home Office: Dist Of Columbia
Info Year: 1979
Record Type: Deposit
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Open Stope - Room and Pillar
Milling Method: Flotation
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Phosphate, upwelling type
Comment (Production): EXACT RECOVERY USED FOR CALCULATING PRODUCT H OUTPUT IN DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE 2 IS 82.5 PERCENT.
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 (Ownership): PHOSPHATE LEASES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE STATE OF WYOMING, OR BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE TRIBAL COUNCIL OF THE WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION. CURRENTLY, THERE ARE NO ACTIVE STATE OR FEDERAL PROSPECTING PERMITS OR LEASES IN THE AREA, ALTHOUGH SEVERAL WERE ISSUED IN THE PAST, MOSTLY TO SUSQUEHANNA-WESTERN, INC. OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGES GIVEN ARE APPROXIMATE.
Comment (Names): OTHER NAMES:BALDWIN CREEK-CHERRY CREEK, RED CANYON, TWIN CREEK- TWEED CREEK, BEAVER CREEK, SWEETWATER RIVER.
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): PROPERTY HAS BEEN SPLIT INTO 3 SEPARATE DEPOSITS FOR SUPPLY ANALYSIS UNDER SEQUENCE # 0560131252, 0560131253, AND 0560131254. SEE THESE PROPERTY FILES FOR SPECIFIC DATA.
Comment (Deposit): DOMAIN - THE OUTCROP AREA IS DIVIDED FAIRLY EQUALLY BETWEEN PRIVATE LANDS, U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LANDS, AND STATE OF WYOMING LANDS, WITH A SMALL AREA (LESS THAN 5 PERCENT) DIVIDED BETWEEN NATIONAL FOREST LANDS AND WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION LANDS. MINERAL HOLDINGS - ALL MINERAL RIGHTS ARE HELD BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE STATE OF WYOMING, OR BY THE WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION TRIBAL COUNCIL.
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 (Workings): ABBREVIATION FOR MINING DISTRICT: WEST. PHOSPHATE = WESTERN PHOSPHATE FIELD.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESERVE RECORD 1 CONTAINS ABOVE ENTRY LEVEL RESOURCES IN THE MIDDLE POPO AGIE RIVER AND BALDWIN CREEK AREAS. RESERVE RECORD 2 CONTAINS ABOVE ENTRY LEVEL RESOURCES IN THE WILLOW CREEK AREA PLUS ADJACENT AREA NORTH OF CHERRY CREEK. RESERVE RECORD 3 INCLUDES ABOVE ENTRY LEVEL RESOURCES IN THE DEEP CREEK, TWEED CREEK, AND BEAVER CREEK AREAS, PLUS THE SOUTHERN TWO-THIRDS OF THE CHERRY CREEK AREA. RESERVE RECORDS 4 AND 5 CONSIST OF ABOVE ENTRY LEVEL RESOURCES IN THE AREA FROM CHERRY CREEK TO BALDWIN CREEK (INCLUDES THE MIDDLE POPO AGIE RIVER AND WILLOW CREEK AREAS). RESERVE RECORD 6 CONTAINS ABOVE ENTRY LEVEL RESOURCES IN THE MACFIE BLOCK AREA BETWEEN CHERRY CREEK AND LITTLE POPO AGIE RIVER. RESERVE RECORD 7 CONTAINS ABOVE ENTRY LEVEL RESOURCES BETWEEN TWIN CREEK AND TWEED CREEK. RESERVE RECORD 8 CONSISTS OF ABOVE DRAINAGE LEVEL RESOURCES BETWEEN TWEED CREEK AND BEAVER CREEK. RESERVE RECORD 9 CONSISTS OF ABOVE DRAINAGE LEVEL RESOURCES IN THE SWEETWATER RIVER AREA.
Reference (Production): GOKHALE, K. V. G. K., RAO, T. C., AND BISWAS, A. K., 1975, BENEFICIATION STUDIES ON A HIMALAYAN LEAN PHOSPHATE DEPOSIT WITH CALCAREOUS GANGUE, IN SEMINAR ON BENEFICIATION OF LEAN PHOSPHATE WITH CARBONATE GANGUE, 11TH INTERNAT. MINERALS PROCESSING CONGRESS, KAGLIARI, ITALY, APRIL 23-24, 1975, P. 53-54.
Reference (Reference): HARRIS, R. A., DAVIDSON, D. F., AND ARNOLD, B. P., 1954, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GEOLOGY OF THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE FIELD: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 1018, 89 P.
Reference (Geology): KING, W. H., AND SCHUMACHER, J. L., 1949, INVESTIGATION OF THE LANDER PHOSPHATE ROCK DEPOSITS, FREMONT COUNTY, WYOMING: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES REPT. INV. 4437, 12 P.
Reference (Geology): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1960, MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF WYOMING: U.S. CONGRESS - SENATE, DOC. 76, P.14-16, 145-147.
Reference (Geology): SHELDON, R. P., WARING, R. G., WARNER, M. A., SMART, R. A., 1953, STRATIGRAPHIC SECTIONS OF THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION IN WYOMING, 1949-50: U.S. GEOL. SURVEY CIRC. 307, 45 P.
Reference (Geology): LANE, D. W., 1973, THE PHOSPHORIA AND GOOSE EGG FORMATIONS IN WYOMING: GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF WYO., PRELIM. REPT. 12, 24 P.
Reference (Production): EBERL, E., 1970, BENEFICIATION OF CALCIUM PHOSPHATE BY CALCINATION, THE MATERIAL BALANCE: RUDARSKO - METALURSKI ZBORNIK, NO. 2-3, 1970, P. 275-283.
Reference (Production): DUNCAN, W. E., AND FISK, H. G., 1957, CENTRAL WYOMING PHOSPHATE ROCK - CHARACTER, PROCESSING, AND ECONOMICS: UNIV. OF WYO. NAT. RES. RESEARCH INST. BULL. 6, 60 P.
Reference (Production): GOOD, P. C., 1976, BENEFICIATION OF UNWEATHERED INDIAN CALCAREOUS PHOSPHATE ROCK BY CALCINATION AND HYDRATION: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES REPT. INV. 8154, 17 P.
Reference (Geology): CONDIT, D. D., 1924, PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS IN THE WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS, NEAR LANDER, WYOMING: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 764, 39 P.
Reference (Geology): BLACKWELDER, ELIOT, 1911, A RECONNAISSANCE OF THE PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS OF WESTERN WYOMING, IN U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 470, P. 452-483.
Reference (Geology): BAYLEY, R. W., 1965, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MINERS DELIGHT QUADRANGLE, FREMONT COUNTY, WYOMING: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEOL. QUADRANGLE MAP GQ-460.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): COFFMAN, J. S., AND SERVICE, A. L., 1967, AN EVALUATION OF THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE INDUSTRY AND ITS RESOURCES - PART 4, WYOMING AND UTAH: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES REPT. INV. 6934, 158 P.
Reference (Ownership): U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, 1978, STATE OF WYOMING LAND STATUS: U.S. BUR. OF LAND MANAGEMENT MAP, 1:500,000-SCALE, 1 SHEET.
Reference (Geology): GULBRANDSEN, R. A., 1967, SOME COMPOSITIONAL FEATURES OF PHOSPHORITES OF THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION, IN INTERMOUNTAIN ASSOC. OF GEOL. 15TH ANN. FIELD CONF., P. 99-102.
Reference (Deposit): HALE, L. A., ED., 1967, ANATOMY OF THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE FIELD: INTERMOUNTAIN ASSOC. OF GEOL. 15TH ANN. FIELD CONF., 287 P., 3 PLATES.
Reference (Deposit): GARRAND CORPORATION, 1975 (?), PHOSPHATE RESERVES OF SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO: U.S. DEPT. OF AGR. CONTRACT NO. 50-820, 1102 P.
Reference (Production): RULE, A. R., KIRBY, D. E., AND DAHLIN, D. C., 1978, RECENT ADVANCES IN BENEFICIATION OF WESTERN PHOSPHATES: MIN. ENG., JAN. 1978, P. 37-40.
Reference (Geology): MCKELVEY, V. E., 1959, THE PHOSPHORIA, PARK CITY, AND SHEDHORN FORMATIONS IN THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE FIELD: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 313-A, P. 1-47, 3 PLATES.
Reference (Geology): KING, R. H., 1957, STRATIGRAPHY OF THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION IN THE WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS, IN WYO. GEOL. ASSOC. GUIDEBOOK, 12TH ANN. FIELD CONF., P. 35-38.
Reference (Deposit): CLABAUGH, P. S., 1946, PERMIAN PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS OF MONTANA, IDAHO, WYOMING, AND UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STRATEGIC MINER. INV. PRELIM. MAP 3-198, 1 SHEET.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): SHELDON, R. P., 1963, PHYSICAL STRATIGRAPHY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF PERMIAN ROCKS IN WESTERN WYOMING: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 313-B, P. 49-273, PLATES.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): ROHRER, W. L., 1973, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PHOSPHATE RESERVE IN THE LANDER AREA, FREMONT COUNTY, WYOMING: U.S. GEOL SURVEY MIN. INV. FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-305, 1 SHEET PLUS 4 P. TEXT.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): KING, R. H., 1947, PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS NEAR LANDER, WYOMING: GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF WYO. BULL. 39, 84 P., 3 PLATES.
Reference (Production): RULE, A. R., KIRBY, D. E., AND DAHLIN, D. C., 1977, RECENT ADVANCES IN BENEFICIATION OF WESTERN PHOSPHATES, PAPER PRESENTED AT S.M.E. FALL MEETING AND EXHIBIT, ST. LOUIS MO., OCT. 19-21, 1977, 17 P.
Reference (Production): NEUBERGER, R., 1968, PHOSPHATE ROCK CALCINATION IN ISRAEL: PHOSPHORUS AND POTASSIUM, NO. 35, MAY/JUNE 1968, P. 11-21.
Reference (Production): RULE, A. R., DAHLIN, D. C., AND FERGUS, A. J., 1978, FLOTATION OF CARBONATE AND SILICATE MINERALS FROM PARTIALLY ALTERED PHOSPHATE ROCK OF THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION, PAPER PRESENTED AT ISMA TECHNICAL/ECON. CONF.; ORLANDO, FLA., OCT. 23-27, 1979, 11 P.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): DE VOTO, R. H., AND STEVENS, D. N., ED., 1979, URANIFEROUS PHOSPHATE RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS OF URANIUM RECOVERY FROM PHOSPHATE RESOURCES, UNITED STATES AND FREE WORLD: SUBCONTRACT 78-177-S TO DEPT. OF ENERGY CONTRACT 50-54-5903 (BENDIX FIELD ENG. CORP.) BY EARTH SCIENCES INC., 1396 P. PLUS PLATES.
Reference (Geology): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1961, LANDER, WYOMING, 1-DEGREE BY 2-DEGREE TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1:250,000-SCALE MAP, 1 SHEET.
Reference (Deposit): Spangenberg, D.R., Carey, E.F., and Takosky, P.M., 1983, Minerals availability commodity directory on phosphate: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular IC-8926, 678 p.
Pages: p. 367-372.
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