The Phosphoria Shale is a vanadium mine located in Caribou county, Idaho.
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.
Primary Mineral: Vanadium
Lat, Long: 42.65, -111.60000
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Phosphoria Shale MRDS details
Primary: Phosphoria Shale
Secondary: Idaho Vanadium Shales/Mudstone
Owner Name: STATE AND FEDERAL LANDS
Record Type: District
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: SYNGENETIC SEDIMENT-HOSTED (CARBON-RICH)
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: SHELF FACIES
Reference (Deposit): DESBOROUGH, G.A., 1977. PRELIMINARY REPORT ON CERTAIN METALS OF POTENTIAL ECONOMIC INTEREST IN THE VANADIUM-RICH ZONES IN THE MEADE PEAK MEMBER OF THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION IN WESTERN WYOMING AND EASTERN IDAHO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 77-341, 27 P.
Reference (Deposit): BUSCH, P.M., 1961. VANADIUM, A MATERIALS SURVEY: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR I.C. 8060, P. 34.
Reference (Deposit): VARIOUS USGS MINERAL RESOURCES (MR) MAP SERIES OF THE GEOLOGY AND PHOSPHATERESOURCES IN CARIBOU, BEAR LAKE AND BINGHAM COUNTIES, IDAHO; PUBLISHED FROM 193-1985.
Reference (Deposit): LOVE, J.D., 1967. VANADIUM AND ASSOCIATED ELEMENTS IN THE PHOSPHORIA FORMATION IN THE AFTON AREA, WESTERN WYOMING, IN ANATOMY OF THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE FIELD, A GUIDE TO THE GEOLOGIC OCCURRENCE, EXPLORATION METHODS, MINING ENGINEERING AND RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY: INTERMOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION OF GEOLOGISTS, 15TH ANNUAL FIELD CONFERENCE, P. 115-118
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