Western Us Phosphate Field

The Western Us Phosphate Field 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.

Mine Info

Name: Western Us Phosphate Field  

State:  Idaho

County:  Caribou

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Vanadium

Lat, Long: 42.65, -111.60000

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Western Us Phosphate Field MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Western Us Phosphate Field
Secondary: Phosphoria Formation


Commodity

Primary: Vanadium


Location

State: Idaho
County: Caribou


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: FMC CORP.

Owner Name: UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION

Owner Name: KERR-MCGEE

Owner Name: MONSANTO

Owner Name: STAUFFER CHEMICAL CO.

Owner Name: FMC CORP.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: SYNGENETIC SEDIMENT-HOSTED (CARBON-RICH)
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1941
Discovery Year: 1940
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant:


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

Type: R
Description: SHELF FACIES


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): FANTEL, R.J., SULLIVAN, D.E. AND PETERSON, G.R., 1983. PHOSPHATE ROCK AVAILABILITY--DOMESTIC: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INFOR. CIRCULAR 8937, 57 P.

Reference (Deposit): FANTEL, R.J., ANSTETT, T.F., PETERSON, G.R., PORTERS, K.E. AND SULLIVANN, D.E., 1984. PHOSPHATE ROCK AVAILABILITY--WORLD: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INFOR. CIRCULAR 8989, 65 P.

Reference (Deposit): CATHCART, J.B., SHELDON, R.P., AND GULBRANDSEN, R.A., 1984. PHOSPHATE-ROCK RESROUCES OF THE UNITED STATES: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR 888, 48 P.

Reference (Deposit): VARIOUS U.S. BUR. OF MINES PROPERTY FILES.


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