Stewart Canyon

The Stewart Canyon is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Caribou county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,199 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: Stewart Canyon  

State:  Idaho

County:  Caribou

Elevation: 8,199 Feet (2,499 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates

Lat, Long: 42.6967, -111.24720

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Stewart Canyon MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Stewart Canyon
Secondary: Dry Ridge, Unit 1
Secondary: Area D, 26, 27 Dry Valley
Secondary: Area A, 1 Thru 4, Stewart Flat
Secondary: West Limb Georgetown Syncline
Secondary: Husky Unit #1


Commodity

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


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: Conda Partnership Washington Construction

Owner Name: International Minerals And Chemical Corp.
Info Year: 1985

Owner Name: U.S. Forest Service
Info Year: 1985


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Deposit
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Open Pit
Milling Method: Thermal Decomposition
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Phosphate, upwelling type


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


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): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES FILES, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON.

Reference (Deposit): CRESSMAN E.R., GULBRANDSEN, R.A. 1955. U.S.G.S. BULL. 1015-I

Reference (Deposit): SHELDON, R.P., AND OTHERS, 1949, U.S.G.S. CIRCULAR 304.

Reference (Deposit): O'MALLEY, F.W. AND OTHERS, 1953, U.S.G.S. CIRCULAR 262.


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