Wig Mtn Sand Dunes

The Wig Mtn Sand Dunes is a mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,324 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: Wig Mtn Sand Dunes  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,324 Feet (1,318 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 40.28167, -113.05000

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Wig Mtn Sand Dunes MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wig Mtn Sand Dunes


Commodity

Tertiary: Silica


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Great Salt Lake Desert


Land Status

Land ownership: Military Reservation
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
Deposit Type: Unconsolidated Sediments
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Great Salt Lake Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR-BLANKET


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION GIVEN IS A REPRESENTATIVE POINT UNSURVEYED

Comment (Deposit): SCATTERED SAND DUNES


References

Reference (Production): HILBERT, 1964, U.G.M.S., BULL 973

Reference (Deposit): HILBERT, L.S., 1964, MINERAL & WATER RESOURCES OF UT: UT. GEOL AND MINER. SURVEY, BULL 73