Silver Creek Prospect

The Silver Creek Prospect is a silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 6,900 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Silver Creek Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 6,900 Feet (2,103 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.65611, -111.50167

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Silver Creek Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Creek Prospect


Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


State: Utah
County: Summit
District: Park City Districts

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Thrust Belt


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Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISIONS SE 1/4 SE 1/4 SW 1/4

Comment (Production): NO RECORDED PRODUCTION

Comment (Workings): ONE PROSPECT


Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., ET.AL., 1966. GEOL. MAP OF THE PARK CITY WEST QUAD.: U.S.G.S. MAP GQ-535.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912. PARK CITY DISTRICT: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA.

Reference (Deposit): 1966 GEOLMAP CRITTENDEN, M.D., ET.AL., GQ-53

Reference (Production): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912. PARK CITY DIST.: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 77.

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