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Bill Smith Mine, Highland Flats-Box Creek District, Converse Co., Wyoming, USAi
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Bill Smith MineMine
Highland Flats-Box Creek DistrictMining District
Converse Co.County
WyomingState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 3' 5'' North , 105° 40' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.05139,-105.68333
GeoHash:G#: 9xsugj78x
USGS MRDS Record:10081126
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Development Status: Producer
Host Rock Unit: Phosphoria
Structure: Powder River Syncline
Host Rock: Sandstone
In Situ recovery (Solution mining)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
'Lignite'
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
'Mudstone'
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
'Sandstone'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
'Siltstone'
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
'commodity:Uranium'
Formula: U
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Schoepite4.GA.05(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Coffinite'9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Lignite-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Mudstone-
Sandstone-
Siltstone-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AXO3·xH2O
Schoepite5.2.1.3(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Lignite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Mudstone'-
'Sandstone'-
'Siltstone'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
UUranium
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
U UraniniteUO2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Eocene
33.9 - 56 Ma



ID: 2841315
Wasatch Formation

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Wasatch Formation

Description: (Thrust Belt) Main body--Variegated red to gray, brown, and gray mudstone and sandstone; conglomeratic lenses. (in southwest Wyoming) - Drab to variegated claystone and siltstone, carbonaceous shale and coal, buff sandstone, arkose, and conglomerate. In northwestern part of Green River Basin is thick arkosic light-yellowish-tan sandstone intertonguing with pale-green to gray claystone and shale. (in east Wyoming) - Drab sandstone and drab to variegated claystone; numerous coal beds in lower part.

Comments: Original map source: Green, Gregory N., and Drouillard, Patricia H., 1994, The Digital Geologic Map of Wyoming in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-0425, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{mudstone,sandstone}, Minor:{conglomerate,claystone,siltstone,shale,coal, arkose}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Eocene
33.9 - 56 Ma



ID: 3340386
Wasatch Formation

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Wasatch Formation

Description: Gray to buff claystone and siltstone, medium - to coarse grained crossbedded arkosic sandstone. Thin beds of carbonaceous shale and coal occur locally. Sediments are fluvial and paludal in origin. Thickness 1,575 to 2,250 feet (480 to 686 m) (Denson and others, 1989, and Reheis and Coates, 1987)

Reference: Gregory, R.W., and D.C. Micale. Geologic map of the Bill 30' x 60' quadrangle, Converse, Campbell, and Weston counties, Wyoming. Wyoming State Geological Survey Map Series 72. [192]

Paleocene
56 - 66 Ma



ID: 3193162
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleocene (56 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Annual Report of the State Inspector of Mines of Wyoming, 1980, P.50
Uranium Guidebook for Wyoming, 1976, MINOBRAS, P.8-12
Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan


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