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A History of Phosphate Mining in Southeastern Idaho

2001-06-11· Background material was gathered and research into the history of phosphate mining in southeastern Idaho was initiated while the author was working for the Conservation Division of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 1972 to 1983.

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A History of Phosphate Mining in Southeastern Idaho

12. Unloading phosphate rock from truck to car, side view, Montpelier, Idaho, 1925 . 29 13. Unloading phosphate rock from truck to car, end view, Montpelier, Idaho, 1925 . . 30 14. Underground workings, Waterloo Mine, August, 1919..31 15. Waterloo Mine east of Montpelier, Idaho, August, 1975..32 16. Map showing the location of the

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Southeast Idaho Phosphate Mining digitalatlas.cose.isu.edu

Though Idaho has earned more money over its history from silver mining, Phosphate has been the most important source of mineral wealth since World War II. The rock is mined in open pits at several locations north of Soda Springs, and at the now closed Gay Mine east of Fort Hall.

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Mining in Idaho Idaho State University

phosphate mining is done in eastern Idaho around Soda Springs. It is believed more than half of America's phosphate reserves are in Idaho in Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, and Caribou counties.

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A History of Phosphate Mining in Southeastern Idaho

12. Unloading phosphate rock from truck to car, side view, Montpelier, Idaho, 1925 . 29 13. Unloading phosphate rock from truck to car, end view, Montpelier, Idaho, 1925 . . 30 14. Underground workings, Waterloo Mine, August, 1919..31 15. Waterloo Mine east of Montpelier, Idaho, August, 1975..32 16. Map showing the location of the

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Field Guide to the Southeast Idaho Phosphate District

Mine History Exploration of the Rasmussen Ridge mine began with the USGS in 1912, with the excavation of a large trench. After a 35-year lull in activity, Farmers Education & Cooperative Union of America applied for a phosphate lease. It was rejected for techni- cal reasons, appealed and again rejected in 1952. USGS again trenched on the southern end of Rasmussen Ridge in 1948. In 1953,

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Smokey Canyon Mine Western Mining History

reference (deposit): powell, j. d., 1974, evaluation of phosphate resources in southeast idaho: idaho bureau of mines and geology, information circular no. 25, 33 p. Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, AND U.S. FOREST SERVICE, 1978, FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT / DEVELOPMENT OF PHOSPHATE RESOURCES IN SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO

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The Gay Mine FMC Pocatello, Idaho

It is one of 31 phosphate ore mines in the Southeast Idaho Phosphate Resource Area. Originally named after Gay Simplot, the daughter of J.R. Simplot, the Gay Mine came into existence in 1946 to supply phosphate ore to the J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) fertilizer plant in Pocatello. FMC Corporation (FMC) received ore under an ore supply agreement from 1948 to 1993.

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Conda Mine A phosphate fortune unearthed Historical Marker

2017-06-22· Southeast Idaho is a major phosphate-producing region and phosphate mining has been an important industry here since the turn of the 20th century. 1920s world-wide demand for metals and chemicals During the 1920s, world-wide demand for metals increased and mining activity boomed.

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Conda Mine Western Mining History

Reference (Reserve-Resource): Day, R. L. Trends In The Phosphate Industry Of Idaho And The Western Phosphate Field. Id Bureau Of Mines And Geol. Pamphlet 155, 1973, 63, Pp. Id Bureau Of Mines And Geol. Pamphlet 155, 1973, 63, Pp.

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Mineral Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Idaho

2021-05-14· History Types of Minerals Methods of Mining Regulations Resources. Mining Significance in Idaho. Yellowpine at Stibnite Photo courtesy of Perpetua Resources . Gold was first discovered in North Idaho along the Clearwater River in 1860, luring prospectors to the northwest region. By March 3, 1863, this gold rush-fueled population boom led Congress to establish Idaho as its own territory and

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New state law sets standards for phosphate mining waste

2021-04-30· Idaho mining industry officials believe a new state law governing construction of massive piles of waste rock from phosphate mining will clarify and strengthen safeguards aimed at

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About Mining Department of Lands Idaho

2021-05-06· Mining has played an important role in Idaho’s history. The discovery of gold resulted in the establishment of the Idaho territory in 1863. Mining in Idaho provides jobs and materials that are important to the economy. An important part of the modern mining industry is to demonstrate that successful reclamation to a productive post-mining land use will occur after the completion of mining

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History Of Phosphate Rock Mining In Idaho

history of phosphate rock mining in idaho. GAO12505, PHOSPHATE MINING Oversight Has Strengthened . May 4, 2012 Figure 3 An Inactive Phosphate Mine in Southeastern Idaho with a. CrossValley phosphate rock . Buy Now. Phosphate Rock Mining Stocks, Companies, Prices and . Conda Mine A phosphate fortune unearthed Historical Marker . Jun 22, 2017 · Southeast Idaho is a

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Chapter 3 The history of production of the western

2004-01-01· The history of production of the Western Phosphate Field Since 1907, 30 mines have reported production of phosphate rock in Idaho, 10 mines were strictly underground operations, 15 were open-pit, and five used both mining methods (Fig. 3-5; Appendix A). By 1960, all underground mining had ceased. The major mines that operated prior to 1960 were the Waterloo Mine, reopened

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A history of phosphate mining in southeastern Idaho

A history of phosphate mining in southeastern Idaho, by William H. Lee . Resource Information The item A history of phosphate mining in southeastern Idaho, by William H. Lee represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Indiana State Library. This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch. Creator. Lee, W. H., (William

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A history of phosphate mining in southeastern Idaho

Contains the basic, general discussion of the early history of the area and some of the early phosphate development problems. The discussions include mine (or lease) ownership, history of prospecting and development, actual mining, and mine closure. The collection is in Portable Document Format (PDF) files with a hot-linked table of contents and is indexed for searching for words or sets of

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Idaho Bureau of Land Management BLM

Phosphate mining has been an important industry in southeast Idaho since the early 1900s. Today, southeast Idaho's open-pit phosphate mines supply about 22% of the nation's and 4% of the world's phosphate. The BLM Pocatello Field Office is situated at the heart of the Western Phosphate Field the largest remaining phosphate deposit in the U.S. and administers the Bureau's largest and

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Conda Mine A phosphate fortune unearthed Historical Marker

2017-06-22· Southeast Idaho is a major phosphate-producing region and phosphate mining has been an important industry here since the turn of the 20th century. 1920s world-wide demand for metals and chemicals During the 1920s, world-wide demand for metals increased and mining activity boomed.

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About Mining Department of Lands Idaho

2021-05-06· Mining has played an important role in Idaho’s history. The discovery of gold resulted in the establishment of the Idaho territory in 1863. Mining in Idaho provides jobs and materials that are important to the economy. An important part of the modern mining industry is to demonstrate that successful reclamation to a productive post-mining land use will occur after the completion of mining

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Mineral Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Idaho

2021-05-14· History Types of Minerals Methods of Mining Regulations Resources. Mining Significance in Idaho. Yellowpine at Stibnite Photo courtesy of Perpetua Resources . Gold was first discovered in North Idaho along the Clearwater River in 1860, luring prospectors to the northwest region. By March 3, 1863, this gold rush-fueled population boom led Congress to establish Idaho as its own territory and

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Open-pit phosphate mines approved in Idaho, with

2019-08-16· Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in eastern Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent the type of pollution caused by past phosphate mining

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New state law sets standards for phosphate mining waste

2021-04-30· Idaho mining industry officials believe a new state law governing construction of massive piles of waste rock from phosphate mining will clarify and strengthen safeguards aimed at

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Rockhounding Department of Lands Idaho

2020-10-27· This, coupled with the beautiful forests and streams, makes Idaho the place where the rock collector’s dreams come true. Gemstones by County. Gemstone information is available for the following counties. Information comes from Gemstones of Idaho by Alice Allebaugh. ADAMS Rubies and pink garnets are found at Rock Flat near New Meadows. Several diamonds have been found in this same