Almo Basin

The Almo Basin is a ree mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,240 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: Almo Basin  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

Elevation: 6,240 Feet (1,902 Meters)

Primary Mineral: REE

Lat, Long: 42.0397, -113.71000

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Almo Basin

Almo Basin MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Almo Basin


Primary: REE
Tertiary: Titanium
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Garnet
Tertiary: Zirconium


State: Idaho
County: Cassia

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: Unknown


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Comment (Geology): COMMODITY #2 IS MONAZITE.


Reference (Deposit): MIN PROP FILE LOCATION

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