The Home Guard Nos. 1, 2, and 3 claims is a iron mine located in Crook county, Wyoming.
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Primary Mineral: Iron
Lat, Long: 44.305, -104.08300
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Home Guard Nos. 1, 2, and 3 claims MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Home Guard Nos. 1, 2, and 3 claims
Home Office: Watertown, SD
Info Year: 1953
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
|Comment: From p. 20 of the DMEA Docket 2670: "Several ton[s] of ore have been removed and the ore is of a very good grade. Several assays of the ore have ben obtained and the assays show the iron content to range from 56% to 59.6%" "Some exploration work has been done on the claims described in the contract and iron ore veins have been discovered. One tunnel back into a hill has been carried a distance of about 30 ft and it looks as though there is a very good iron ore deposit. The tunnel has caved in because of the overburden."|
|Comment: Area is underalin by Mississippian Pahasapa Limestone and locally overlain by Pennsylvanian Minnelusa Sandstone. The sandstone is stained with iron giving it a brick-red color (p. 52).|
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: DMEA Docket No. 2670, 93 p., http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/scans/wy/dmea/2670_DMEA.pdf