Silver King Mine

The Silver King Mine is a silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 8,199 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.

Mine Info

Name: Silver King Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 8,199 Feet (2,499 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.63167, -111.51250

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Silver King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver King Mine
Secondary: Silver King Coalition Group


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Manganese
Tertiary: Iron


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
Year First Production: 1893
Discovery Year: 1889
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: POD/LENS/TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Thrust Belt

Type: L
Description: Park City Anticline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE AVERAGES: .024 OZ/TON AU, 18.33 OZ/TON AG, 14.2 PERCENT LEAD, .487 PERCENT COPPER AND 3.53 PERCENT ZINC


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Brochantite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Bindheimite
Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ALL DATA FOR SILVER KING COALITION GROUP IN GENERAL. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Commodity): MANGANESE OXIDES ASSAYING UP TO 49 % MN. ARE FOUND ON VARIOUS DUMPS IN SEC. 20 T 2 S AND R 4 E.

Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISIONS E 1/2

Comment (Deposit): ORE IS ON NW FLANK OF PARK CITY ANTICLINE

Comment (Workings): ACCESS TO THE MINE IS NOW THROUGH THE SPIRO TUNNEL OR THROUGH THE MAIN SHAFT, 1325 FT. DEEP; LEVELS CUT AT 300, 700, 800, 900, 1100 AND 1300, MINE WORKINGS ARE EXTENSIVE


References

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): CRITTENDEN, MAX., D., JR., 1951, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF WESTERN UTAH: USGS BULL. 979-A, 62 P.

Reference (Deposit): PERRY, L.I., AND MCCARTHY, B.M., LEAD AND ZINC IN UTAH, 1976: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERALOG. SURVEY OPEN FILE REPORT NO. 27, P. 361.

Reference (Deposit): BULLOCK, K.C., 1966, MINERALS OF UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SUV., BULL. 76, P. 36.

Reference (Deposit): 5) BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH USGS PROF. PAPER 77, 230 P.

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

Reference (Production): ERICKSON, A.J., 1968, PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH: UTAH GEOL. SOCIETY GUIDEBOOK NO. 22.


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