South Freeman Ridge, West Slope

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.

Mine Info

Name: South Freeman Ridge, West Slope  

State:  Idaho

County:  Caribou

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

Site Name

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


Commodity

Primary: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Tertiary: Vanadium
Tertiary: REE
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Caribou
District: Crow Creek District


Land Status

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


Holdings

Type: Federal Lease


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: International Minerals And Chemical Corp.
Info Year: 1975

Owner Name: U.S. Forest Service
Info Year: 1975


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Collophane
Unknown: Dolomite
Unknown: Feldspar
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Muscovite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Sericite
Unknown: Calcite


Comments

Not available


References

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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