Lisburne Ridge

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities P
Other commodities V
Ore minerals phosphorite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HW
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 68.633
Longitude -156.733
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Location and accuracy Location plotted is locality 42 (sample 50ATr61) from original 1950 field notes and maps of Tailleur and cited by Patton and Matzko (1959, p. 12), in T9S,R21W; at east end of westernmost Lisburne ridge, just west of Blankenship Creek; within 1000 ft (305 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Sample from an 8 ft. zone of rubble of black chert, black paper shale, black shaly dolomite, and oolitic phosphate rocks in the Carboniferous Lisburne Group; there probably are 2 horizons (each about 6 in. thick) of phosphate rock (Patton and Matzko, 1959, p. 11-12). Stratigraphic position in Lisburne Group uncertain.
Geologic map unit (-156.735980260699, 68.6324973837989)
Mineral deposit model Lode; phosphorite
Mineral deposit model number 34c
Age of mineralization Carboniferous
Alteration of deposit Large dolomite rhombs replace phosphatic pellets.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Sample contained 24.8% P2O5 and 0.17% V2O5 (Patton and Matzko, 1959, p. 11).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

See MAS/MILS Sequence number 0020200004 (USBM, 1995).


MRDS Number A015682


Reporters M.T. Powers; D.F. Huber; J.M. Schmidt; J.H. Dover
Last report date 9/30/1996