Unknown Tunnel

The Unknown Tunnel is a zinc, silver, and lead mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 6,739 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: Unknown Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 6,739 Feet (2,054 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.66778, -111.43694

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Unknown Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Unknown Tunnel
Secondary: New Park Group


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR TO IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Thrust Belt


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

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

Comment (Development): EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION UNAVAILABLE

Comment (Workings): ONE SHORT TUNNEL


References

Reference (Deposit): BROMFIELD, C.S. AND CRITTENDEN, M.D. JR., 1971. GEOL. OF THE PARK CITY EAST QUAD.: U.S.G.S. MAP GQ-852.

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

Reference (Deposit): 1971 GEOLMAP BROMFIELD, C.S. AND CRITTENDEN, M.D. GQ-852

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


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