The South Freeman Ridge, West Slope is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Caribou county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,598 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: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Lat, Long: 42.6136, -111.20780
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South Freeman Ridge, West Slope MRDS details
Primary: South Freeman Ridge, West Slope
Secondary: Area A, 4 Thru 9, Snowdrift Mtn.
Secondary: Area C, 24, 25, Stewart Flat
Secondary: Upper Deer Creek
Secondary: Freeman Ridge, Unit 2
Secondary: East Limb Georgetown Syncline
District: Crow Creek District
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.
Administrative Organization: Caribou National Forest
Type: Federal Lease
Owner Name: International Minerals And Chemical Corp.
Info Year: 1975
Owner Name: U.S. Forest Service
Info Year: 1975
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): GARRAND, LEONARD. 1975. PHOSPHATE STUDY OF SE IDAHO FOR U.S.
Reference (Deposit): SERVICE, A.L. 1966. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS
Reference (Deposit): MANSFIELD, G.R. 1927. U.S.G.S. PROFESSIONAL PAPER 152.
Reference (Deposit): CRESSMAN, E.R., 1964, U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 1153.
Reference (Deposit): DEISS, CHARLES, 1947, U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 955-C.
Reference (Deposit): LOWELL, W.R., 1952, U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 982-A.
Reference (Deposit): MONTGOMERY, K.M. AND CHENEY, T.M., 1967, U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 1
Reference (Deposit): MINERAL INVESTIGATIONS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF 118, 1957.
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