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Willow Creek Uranium Mine, Johnson Co., Wyoming, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 48' 16'' North , 106° 2' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.80472,-106.03861
GeoHash:G#: 9xu95n3j1
Owned/operated by:Uranium One (100%) (100%) - a subsidiary of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


The Willow Creek Mine is an ISR uranium mine located in Johnson and Campbell Counties in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, approximately 105 km north of the City of Casper, Wyoming. The Willow Creek Mine includes the Irigaray ISR central processing plant, the Christensen Ranch satellite ISR facility and associated uranium ore bodies. Mining operations at Willow Creek date back to the late 1970s.

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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 - Paleocene
33.9 - 66 Ma



ID: 3347812
Wasatch Formation

Age: Paleogene (33.9 - 66 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Wasatch Formation

Description: Lenticular interbeds of gray to light-brown, fine- to coarse-graine, locally conglomeratic, feldspathic to arkosic, crossbedded sandstone; dark- to light-gray or brownor greenish-gray shale, claystone, and siltstone. Subbituminous and lignitic coal beds and carbonaceous shales occur locally. Thickness of over 2400 feet (description based on Kohout, 1957)

Reference: Ver Ploeg, A.J., C.S. Boyd and J.M. Mulbay. Geologic map of the Kaycee 30' x 60' quadrangle, Johnson, and Campbell counties, Wyoming. Wyoming State Geological Survey Map Series 63. [196]

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]

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