The Spiro Tunnel is a silver, zinc, and lead mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 6,919 feet.
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Elevation: 6,919 Feet (2,109 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Zinc, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.65917, -111.51694
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Spiro Tunnel MRDS details
Primary: Spiro Tunnel
Secondary: Silver King Coalition Mine
District: Park City 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.
Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1889
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
Description: Thrust Belt
Description: Park City Anticline
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: ORE AVERAGED: .024 OZ/TON AU, 18.33 OZ/TON AG, 14.2 PERCENT PB, .487 PERCENT CU AND 3.53 PERCENT ZN.
Comment (Deposit): ALL INFORMATION FOR SILVER KING COALITION GROUP IN GENERAL. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISIONS SE 1/4 NW 1/4 SE 1/4
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS ARE VERY EXTENSIVE
Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912, GEOL. AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICTS: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 77.
Reference (Deposit): ERICKSON, A.J., (ED.), 1968, PARK CITY DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. SOCIETY GUIDEBOOK 22.
Reference (Deposit): 1966 GEOLMAP CRITTENDEN, CALKINS AND SHARP GQ53
Reference (Production): ERICKSON, A.J., (ED.), 1968, PARK CITY DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. SOC. GUIDEBOOK 22.
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): PERRY, L.I., 1976, LEAD AND ZINC IN UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY OFR-22.
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