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    A History of Phosphate Mining in Southeastern Idaho

    Jun 11, 2001  A History of Phosphate Mining in Southeastern Idaho By William H. Lee 2000. The purpose of preparing this treatise on the history of phosphate mining in the Idaho portion of the western phosphate field is two-fold. First, while there have been partial histories written before (Hansen, 1964; Service, 1967), neither covered the complete history ...

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    A History of Phosphate Mining in Southeastern Idaho

    A History of Phosphate Mining in Southeastern Idaho By William H. Lee1 . ... 11. Trucking phosphate rock from mine bins to railroad, Waterloo Mine .....29 12. Unloading phosphate rock from truck to car, side view, Montpelier, Idaho, 1925 . 29 ... General view of the pulverizing mill and crude rock storage bins of the Idaho Phosphate Company ...

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    Southeast Idaho Phosphate Mining - Idaho State University

    Southeast Idaho Phosphate Mining Probably the most important geologic unit to the economic history of southeast Idaho is the Permian Phosphoria Formation. This black limestone, shale, and phosphate rock contains the most persistently profitable mineral resource in the Gem State: Phosphate.

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    Mining in Idaho - Idaho State University

    The phosphate mines of eastern Idaho bring wealth to Soda Springs, Blackfoot, Pocatello, and other towns. The story of mining in Idaho should close with the story of Stibnite, one of Idaho's youngest ghost towns. Stibnite is also the mineral name for antimony ore. Mining for gold and antimony began at Stibnite in 1931.

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    Mines Minerals Idaho Geological Survey

    Idaho mining was an integral part of the state's early settlements. Gold was initially discovered in Idaho in 1860 near Pierce, but the state is best known for its two "world class" mining districts: the fabulous Coeur d'Alene District in northern Idaho and the Western Phosphate Reserve in southeastern Idaho.

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    Conda Mine - Western Mining History

    Reference: 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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    Open-pit phosphate mines approved in Idaho, with ...

    Aug 16, 2019  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 in ...

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    Idaho Bureau of Land Management

    BLM Idaho Mining and Minerals. The BLM administers approximately 36.5 million subsurface acres in Idaho, along with mining claim records and mineral leases for lands managed by other Federal agencies. Phosphate Mining. Phosphorus is an important industrial commodity and an essential nutrient for all life, including agricultural crops.

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    10 Rare Vintage Photos of Idaho's Mining History

    Nov 20, 2017  These 10 Rare Photos Show Idaho’s Mining History Like Never Before. Idaho definitely wouldn’t be the state it is today without the mining industry. Several of Idaho’s mining towns still stand today as poignant reminders of this important part of Idaho’s past. The Gem State produced an impressive amount of gold, silver, zinc, and lead ...

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    Chapter 3 The history of production of the western ...

    Jan 01, 2004  Phosphate-rock mines in Idaho, refer to Appendix A for corresponding mine names. The history of production of the Western Phosphate Field 5 5 J.R. Simplot Co. in 1960 and was relocated to Pocatello. The same year two other plants were opened in Conda and Kellogg and western production reached 19% of the US total (Fig. 3-2).

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    Conda Mine - A phosphate fortune unearthed Historical Marker

    Jun 22, 2017  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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    Champ Mountain Fuel Mines - Idaho Department of ...

    Complete Report on Champ Mine; Source: A History of Phosphate Mining in Southeastern Idaho, William H. Lee, 2000. History of Mountain Fuel Mine. Mountain Fuel Mine. The Mountain Fuel Mine (sometimes referred to as the Upper Dry Valley Mine) is located in Caribou County, Idaho. The mine extends for over 3 miles and is located on federal Lease I ...

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    Conda Mine - Western Mining History

    Reference: 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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    Field Guide to the Southeast Idaho Phosphate District

    Mine, near Pocatello in 1993, all phosphate mining activity has occurred in a area bounded by Highway 34 on the west and north, the Idaho-Wyoming border on the east, and Highway 89 to the south. The companies that are currently operating in the area are: Agrium- Rasmussen Ridge mine, FMC-Dry Valley mine, Simplot-

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    Selenium Investigations in Southeast Idaho - Idaho ...

    Selenium Investigations in Southeast Idaho Project Background. In 1996, isolated livestock deaths associated with excessive selenium uptake in the vicinity of historic phosphate mines in southeastern Idaho prompted concerns regarding potential human health and ecological effects from past mining operations.

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    Gold Mining in Idaho: Then Now - Gold Prospectors ...

    May 02, 2018  Around the turn of the century, phosphate was discovered in Idaho, which spawned even more mining over the next 50 years throughout the state, both underground and on the surface. During the 1980s, Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene mining district went on to produce lead, copper and zinc.

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    10 Rare Vintage Photos of Idaho's Mining History

    Nov 20, 2017  These 10 Rare Photos Show Idaho’s Mining History Like Never Before. Idaho definitely wouldn’t be the state it is today without the mining industry. Several of Idaho’s mining towns still stand today as poignant reminders of this important part of Idaho’s past. The Gem State produced an impressive amount of gold, silver, zinc, and lead ...

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    Mining In Idaho The Diggings™

    At the time these mines were surveyed, 1,800 mines in Idaho were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 Idaho has 1,858 prospect mines. 2 2,661 mines were in production at the time the data was entered into USGS records.

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    Warren Idaho - Western Mining History

    Warren History Gold was discovered at the site that would become Warren Idaho in 1862. The discovers name was James Warren, and the town would originally be known as Warren’s Diggings. Warren was one of Idaho’s earliest mining camps and has endured for over 150 years. The gold placers at Warren were rich and extensive.

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    Mining Part 2: Important Minerals, Gems, and Rocks Mined ...

    Phosphate. Dark, nodular mineral found in the coastal counties. Castle Hayne north of Wilmington has produced phosphate rock commercially since about 1900, when the mineral was manufactured into fertilizer. In 1958 a vast deposit was discovered in Beaufort County and christened the “Pungo River Formation” in 1964. Since then North Carolina ...

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    Phosphate Mining

    Most mining of phosphate rock involves clearing large swaths of vegetation and digging up the soil beneath to reach the phosphate-ore-containing matrix 60 to 80 feet below the surface. This matrix is then transported by pipeline to a nearby plant, where the phosphate ore is forcibly separated from the sand and clay by a process known as ...

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    phosphorite Definition, Formation, Uses Britannica

    Phosphorite, rock with a high concentration of phosphates in nodular or compact masses. The phosphates may be derived from a variety of sources, including marine invertebrates that secrete shells of calcium phosphate, and the bones and excrement of vertebrates.

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    Overview and History J.R. Simplot Company

    More than 11,000 employees run operations around the globe and distribute products to more than 60 countries worldwide. Our integrated portfolio includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching, food processing, food

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    A history of phosphate mining in southeastern Idaho ...

    A history of phosphate mining in southeastern Idaho [electronic resource] / by William H. Lee. Format Online Resource Book CD-ROM Edition Version 1.0. Published Boise, Idaho : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 2001. Description

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    Field Guide to the Southeast Idaho Phosphate District

    Mine, near Pocatello in 1993, all phosphate mining activity has occurred in a area bounded by Highway 34 on the west and north, the Idaho-Wyoming border on the east, and Highway 89 to the south. The companies that are currently operating in the area are: Agrium- Rasmussen Ridge mine, FMC-Dry Valley mine, Simplot-

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    Smokey Canyon Mine - Western Mining History

    Elevation: 7,697 Feet (2,346 Meters) Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates Lat, Long: 42.69679, -111.13186

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    Gold Mining in Idaho: Then Now - Gold Prospectors ...

    May 02, 2018  Around the turn of the century, phosphate was discovered in Idaho, which spawned even more mining over the next 50 years throughout the state, both underground and on the surface. During the 1980s, Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene mining district went on to produce lead, copper and zinc.

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    About Mining Department of Lands

    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 ...

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    Ballard, Henry, and Enoch Mines - Idaho Department of ...

    Geologic History; Hydrogeology; Water Quality; Weather; Educational Tools; Reports and Publications; Links; CDA 5K Summer Series; Restoration Partnership; Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes RAMP; Water Quality Plans Reports; St. Maries Woodstove Changeout Program; Idaho Falls. Air Quality Plans Reports; Air Quality - Salmon; Salmon Basin Advisory ...

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    Rockhounding Department of Lands

    Oct 27, 2020  Idaho is truly the Gem State. Since the origin of the earth, geologic processes combined to make the rocks of Idaho a mineral collector’s storehouse. This, coupled with the beautiful forests and streams, makes Idaho the place where the rock

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    Idaho-Mines - Mining Artifacts

    In 1860 the first of several gold rushes in Idaho began at Pierce in present-day Clearwater County. From 1860-1866 Idaho produced 19% of all gold in the United States, or 2.5 million ounces. Most of Idaho's mining production from 1860 through 1969, has come from metals equating to $2.88 billion out of $3.42 billion, according to the best estimates.

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    MAP SHOWING LOCATIONS OF MINES AND PROSPECTS IN

    6An unknown amount of phosphate is not in this estimate. The Maiden Rock and Canyon Creek mines may have produced several million dollars in phosphate through the mid-1960's. 71953-57: Browns Lake mine produced 625,107 tons of ore averaging 0.35 percent wo3•

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    10 Famous Historical Landmarks Worth Visiting In Idaho

    Apr 24, 2016  It might seem strange to list an entire Idaho town as a historic landmark, but since every portion of Wallace is listed on the National Historic Register, you can bet there's a good reason. This former mining and logging town is bursting at the seams with museums, historic buildings, and unique character.

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    A history of phosphate mining in southeastern Idaho ...

    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.

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    History of Idaho

    Cowboy Band from Grangeville at Lewiston, Idaho May 17, 1919 . Hotel Bonneville, Idaho Falls, Idaho ca. 1938 (1) History of Idaho; Postcards Photos

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    Open-pit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with safeguards ...

    Aug 19, 2019  This July 2009 photo shows waste rock at the defunct South Maybe Mine, an Agrium Inc.-owned site being managed under federal Superfund authority, in Soda Springs, Idaho.

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    Plant History FMC Pocatello, Idaho

    In 1993, after the ore resources at the Gay Mine were exhausted and Simplot began moving ore to their plant from Smokey Canyon, FMC began mining phosphate ore at the FMC mine in Dry Valley, near Soda Springs, Idaho. The plant closed on December 10, 2001, due primarily to the unsustainable increase in electric power costs.

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