Unknown Prospect

The Unknown Prospect is a lead, zinc, and silver mine located in Juab county, Utah at an elevation of 6,050 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 Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Juab

Elevation: 6,050 Feet (1,844 Meters)

Commodity: Lead, Zinc, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.84583, -112.12556

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Unknown Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Unknown Prospect


Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver


State: Utah
County: Juab

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


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


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Thomas Mountains - Tintic Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Basin & Range


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Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

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

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL DOZER CUTS


Reference (Deposit): EVERTS, M.L., 1980, UT. GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY: ON SITE INVEST

Reference (Production): EVERTS, M.L., 1980, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEO. AND MIN. SUR.

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