The Permian Phosphoria formation in the vicinity of the towns of Paris and Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho, contains large tannages of vanadiferous mudstone and phosphorite. The area underlain by these rocks was mapped in 1943 as a guide to the exploration of the vanadiferous zone then being conducted by the Wyodak Coal and Manufacturing Company, agent for the Metals Reserve Company. Pending publication of the full data acquired during these studies, the geologic maps are made available here in preliminary form as an aid to any who contemplate mining in the area.
|Title||Preliminary geologic map of the Paris-Bloomington vanadium area, Bear Lake County, Idaho|
|Authors||V. E. McKelvey, J.D. Strobell|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Miscellaneous Field Studies Map|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|