The White Sands Nos 4 - 22 , and 35 - 37 is a silica mine located in Iron county, Utah.
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Primary Mineral: Silica
Lat, Long: 37.8, -112.78333
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White Sands Nos 4 - 22 , and 35 - 37 MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: White Sands Nos 4 - 22 , and 35 - 37
Land StatusAdministrative Organization: Dixie
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
PhysiographyGeneral Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
|Comment: SILICA SAND IS 97 PERCENT SILICA WITH CLAY IMPURITY WHICH WHEN WASHED AWAY BY SIMPLE PROCESS LEAVES A PRODUCT OF 99 PERCENT PURITY. SUITABLE FOR GLASS MANUFACTURING AND USE IN FOUNDRY MOLDS|
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY BULLETIN "MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE FIVE COUNTY AREA, SOUTHWESTERN UTAH" JUNE 1960