The Stewart Canyon is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Caribou county, Idaho at an elevation of 8,199 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: 8,199 Feet (2,499 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Lat, Long: 42.6967, -111.24720
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Stewart Canyon MRDS details
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
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: Conda Partnership Washington Construction
Owner Name: International Minerals And Chemical Corp.
Info Year: 1985
Owner Name: U.S. Forest Service
Info Year: 1985
Record Type: Deposit
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Open Pit
Milling Method: Thermal Decomposition
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Phosphate, upwelling type
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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