Creole Tunnel

The Creole Tunnel is a silver and lead mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 7,159 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: Creole Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 7,159 Feet (2,182 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.64611, -111.50083

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Creole Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Creole Tunnel
Secondary: Silver King Coalition Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Summit
District: Park City District


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1880
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS/TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Thrust Belt

Type: L
Description: Fault - Striking N30 35e And Dipping 59 Nw


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena


Comments

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

Comment (Commodity): THE ORE NOTED IN THE WALLS OF FISSURES AND IN THE POCKETS AND VUGS IS OXIDIZED LEAD ORE, WITH SILVER. IT IS MADE UP OF OXIDES AND CARBONATES AND SULPHATES OF LEAD WITH CORRESPONDING OXIDATION PRODUCTS OF SILVER.

Comment (Production): ORE AVERAGING 20 OZ/TON AG AND 60 PERCENT PB WAS SHIPPED FROM 1880 TO 1896 WITH A TOTAL VALUE OF $50,000

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE LIES IN FRACTURES AND ALONG MORE OPEN, PERHAPS SLIGHTLY CALCAREOUS INTERCALATED BEDS IN IRREGULAR POCKETS.

Comment (Workings): ONE SHAFT 600 FT. DEEP AND A TUNNEL 250 FT LONG WITH 1250 FT. OF DEVELOPMENT DRIFTS


References

Reference (Production): ERICKSON, A.J. (ED), 1968, PARK CITY DIST. UT. GEOL. SOCIETY; GUIDEBOOK NO 22

Reference (Deposit): BULLOCK, K.C., 1966, MINERALS OF UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERALOG. SURVEY, BULL. 76, P. 35.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICT: USGS PROF. PAPER 77, 230 P.

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): ERICKSON, A.J. (ED.), 1968, PARK CITY DIST.: UTAH GEOL. SOCIETY GUIDEBOOK NO. 22.

Reference (Deposit): 1966 GEOLMAP CRITTENDEN, CALKINS AND SHARP GQ-53


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