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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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
Primary: Silver King Mine
Secondary: Silver King Coalition Group
District: Park City District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.
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:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Thrust Belt
Description: Park City Anticline
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
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
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
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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