The Dog Creek Mine is a phosphorus-phosphates mine located in Lewis and Clark county, Montana at an elevation of 6,401 feet.
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Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Lat, Long: 46.6769, -112.35720
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Dog Creek Mine MRDS details
Primary: Dog Creek Mine
County: Lewis and Clark
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Geology): PHOSPHORIA IS ON THE NE LIMB OF THE DOG CREEK SYNCLINE, BEDS GENERALLY STRIKE NW AND DIP LESS THAN 30 DEG. MINE DEVELOPED BY 145 FT LONG INCLINED ADIT. BED MINED WAS 1.5- 2 FT THICK. 2 CARS WERE SHIPPED AVERAGING 31% P205. BLOCKED OUT RESERVES WERE 8000 LONG TONS AND ESTIMATED RESERVES TOTALED ANOTHER 200000 LONG TONS.
Reference (Deposit): CRIB
Reference (Deposit): LUFT, STANLEY, 1958, NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY,
Reference (Deposit): PROPERTIES AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, PHOSPHATE
Reference (Deposit): REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): POPOFF, C.C., 1965, AN EVALUATION OF THE WESTERN PHOSPHATE
Reference (Deposit): INDUSTRY AND ITS RESOURCES, PART 2, MONTANA, USBM RI 6611.