The Sand Basin is a niobium (columbium), tantalum, ree, and thorium mine located in Granite county, Montana.
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: Niobium (Columbium), Tantalum, REE, Thorium
Lat, Long: 46.2, -113.71667
Active Mining Claims
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Sand Basin MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Sand Basin
CommodityPrimary: Niobium (Columbium)
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
PhysiographyGeneral Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: HEINRICH, E. W., AND CONRAD, M. A., 1960, DETRITAL EUXENITE AND ASSOCIATED MINERALS, SAND BASIN, GRANITE COUNTY, MONTANA, AM. MINERALOGIST, V. 45