The Silver Fork Tunnel is a lead, gold, and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,598 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.63528, -111.60667
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Silver Fork Tunnel MRDS details
Primary: Silver Fork Tunnel
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Thrust Belt
Description: Nw Trending Normal Fault Sw Of Tunnel
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISIONS NW 1/4 NE 1/4 NW 1/4
Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION REPORTED
Comment (Workings): ONE TUNNEL
Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., ET.AL., 1966. GEOL. OF THE PARK CITY WEST QUAD.: U.S.G.S. MAP GQ-535
Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979. GEOL., ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURV. BULL. 114.
Reference (Deposit): 1966 GEOLMAP CRITTENDEN, M.D., ET.AL. GQ-53
Reference (Production): JAMES, L.P., 1979. GEOL., ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD DIST: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURV. BULL. 114.