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Mercury: A Materials Survey

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing materials surveys conducted on mercury. As stated in the foreword, "the surveys dealing with metals and minerals summarize the demand-supply position in the United States and include information on production, imports, consumption, exports, substitutes, and pertinent history" (p. v). This report includes maps, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Pennington, James W. & Bailey, Edgar H.

Geography, Geology, and Water Resources of the National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, Part 3: Hydrology and Water Resources

Description: This report describes the hydrology and evaluates the water resources of the ERTS, sets these in their regional perspective, and forecasts conditions and effects during future years.
Date: 1959
Creator: Nace, Raymond L.; Deutsch, Morris; Voegeli, Paul T.; Steward, J. W.; Walton, William Clarence; Fowler, K. H. et al.

Fluorspar Deposits Near Meyers Cove, Lemhi County, Idaho

Description: Abstract: The fluorspar deposits near Meyers Cove, Lemhi County, Idaho, are localized along three groups of shear zones: one group strikes northeast and dips steeply northwestward, another strikes northeast and dips gently northwestward, and the third strikes northwest and dips gently southwestward. The country rocks are tuffs and flows of the Casto volcanics of Permian(?) age and the Challis volcanics of late Oligocene or early Miocene age. The known deposits are in a belt about 3 miles long and 2 miles wide and crop out at altitudes between 5,100 feet and 7,200 feet above sea level. The principal vein minerals are fluorite, chalcedony, and barite. The fluorite occurs as lodes, crusts around fragments of rock, and replacements of fine breccia. The lodes range in size from veinlets to vein zones several hundred feet long and as much as 20 feet wide and contain ore that ranges in grade from 40 percent to 85 percent CaF2; the average grade is about 50 percent CaF2.
Date: 1954
Creator: Cox, D. C.

Reconnaissance for Radioactive Minerals in Washington, Idaho, and Western Montana, 1952-1955

Description: From abstract: Approximately fifty radioactive deposits and nearly fifty properties not abnormally radioactive were examined during a geologic reconnaissance for radioactive minerals in Idaho, Washington, and western Montana during the period July 1952 -- June 1955. The most important uranium deposits are in or near granitic to quartz monzonitic intrusions of probable Cretaceous age in central and northern Idaho, westernmost Montana, and northeastern Washington.
Date: May 1957
Creator: Weis, Paul L.; Armstrong, Frank C. & Rosenblum, Samuel

Summary of Preliminary Results of Field Studies in 1952 in the Goose Creek District, Cassia County, Idaho, Boxelder County, Utah, and Elko County, Nevada

Description: From introduction: This report summarizes the results of detailed mapping and sampling completed during 1952 with particular reference to an area of about 60 square miles in T. 16 S. , R. 21 E. , Cassia County, Idaho, and parts of adjacent townships in Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. It supplements an earlier report based on reconnaissance stttdies in the Goose Creek district in 1951 (Hail and Gill, 1953).
Date: 1953?
Creator: Mapel, W. J. & Hail, William James, Jr.

A Preliminary Summary Report of a Reconnaissance of Sandstone-Type Copper-Uranium Deposits in Parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming

Description: From introduction: The reconnaissance was made during the summer of 1951 by two field parties: (1) a reconnaissance in parts of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona by Russell Gibson, and (2) Geological Survey reconnaissance in parts of New Mexico,.Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming (by the writers), the results of which are summarized in this report.
Date: December 1951
Creator: Gott, Garland B. & Erickson, Ralph Leroy

Preliminary Report on the Mineral Hill Monazite Deposits, Lemhi County, Idaho

Description: From abstract: The Mineral Hill monazite deposits, 3 to 5 miles northeast of the town of Shoup, Lemhi County, Idaho, were investigated by the U. S. Geological Survey in July 1952. The deposits are replacement veins and lenses along shears in a pendant, principally of pre-Cambrian biotite gniess, about 4 to 5 miles in size and enclosed by granite of the Idaho batholith. The veins consist predominantly of calcite, monazite, and allanite, and contain minor quantities of barite, magnetite, rutile, and apatite.
Date: April 1953
Creator: Sharp, W. N. & Cavender, W. S.

Geology of the Murray Area, Shoshone County, Idaho

Description: Abstract: The Murray area includes almost the whole drainage basins of Prichard, Eagle, and Beaver Creeks and is underlain by the pre-Cambrian Belt series which is subdivided, from oldest to youngest, as follows: Prichard formation (upper and lower parts), Burke formation, Revett quartzite, St. Regis formation, Wallace formation, and Striped Peak formation. The Belt series in this area is cut by many small monzonite stocks believed to be related to the Cretaceous Idaho batholith. This report describes only the lead-zinc mines. The lead-zinc production around Murray reached its peak in 1911 and 1912 when the Monarch, Edith Murray (Pontiac or Terrible Edith), Bear Top, Paragon, Black Horse, and Silver Strike mines were active. Many of these mines have produced ore intermittently since then, and the Jack Waite mine has been very active since about 1930.
Date: 1956
Creator: Hosterman, John W.

Investigations in the Fall Creek Area, Bonneville County, Idaho, During the 1952 Field Season: A Preliminary Report

Description: Introduction: Field work during the 1952 field season has supplied new data on the areal extent, composition, and estimated reserves of uranium-bearing carbonaceous rocks in the Fall Creek.area, Bonneville County, Idaho. The following is a preliminary report of progress to describe these new data which supplement the information contained in Trace Elements Memorandum Report 340 (Vine and Moore, 1952). This work was done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Date: November 1952
Creator: Vine, James David

Preliminary Report of Reconnaissance for Uraniferous Granitic Rocks in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California

Description: From abstract: A reconnaissance to determine the uranium content of granitic rocks in the western states was made during parts of October and November 1951. The paucity of our knowledge of the granitic rocks that are most likely to contain significant quantities of uranium has prevented all but a very general isolation of areas or types of granitic rocks for reconnaissance examination.
Date: April 1952
Creator: Coats, Robert Roy

Geology of the Dry Valley Quadrangle, Idaho

Description: From introduction: The principal objective of the program is to make detailed geologic maps of the areas in which important phosphate deposits in the Phorphoria formation occur. It is hoped that the maps will serve both as an aid in selecting possible sites for mining and as a basis for calculating reserves.
Date: 1955
Creator: Cressman, Earle Rupert & Gulbrandsen, Robert A.

The Garm-Lamoreaux Mine, Lemhi County, Idaho

Description: From abstract: The Garm-Lamoreaux property, Lemhi County, Idaho is known to have uraninite and zippeite on two of its dumps. The property has been explored by five adits, two of which are now caved, and one of which is partly caved. The country rock is schistose micaceous quartzite and argillaceous quartzite of Belt age. An east-west fault cuts the quartzite, and the Lamoreaux vein, a gold-sulfide-quartz veins occurs in the fault. The uranium minerals are believed to have core from the vein, on the now inaccessible No. 3 level.
Date: January 1954
Creator: Armstrong, Frank C. & Weis, Paul L.

Reconnaissance Geology of Placer Deposits Containing Radioactive Minerals in the Bear Valley District, Valley County, Idaho

Description: From introduction: The Bear Valley district is situated in southwestern Idaho, in the drainage of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River (see fig. 1). The placer deposits were drilled by the U. S. Bureau of Mines in 1951 and 1952 to determine their content of monazite and "radioactive black minerals" (here referred to loosely as "radioactive blacks"). The purpose of the study outlined here was to provide a geologic background for an understanding of the origin and distribution of the placer minerals.
Date: January 1953
Creator: Mackin, J. Hoover & Schmidt, Dwight Lyman