Unknown Prospect

The Unknown Prospect is a copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,341 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:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,341 Feet (1,628 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 40.84167, -113.92139

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Unknown Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Unknown Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Silver Island District


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: U.S. Bureau Of Land Management


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: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Silver Island Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR AND IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Tetzlaff Peak Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation Of Fe


Rocks

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

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Devonian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): NO RESERVES

Comment (Deposit): TWO SEPARATE SMALL MINERALIZATIONS

Comment (Workings): TWO SMALL PITS


References

Reference (Deposit): SCHAEFFER, F.E., 1980, GEOLOGY OF THE SILVER ISLAND MTS.: UTAH GEOL. SOC. GUIDEBOOK 15.

Reference (Deposit): TRIPP, B., 1980, UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY: ON SITE INVESTIGATION.

Reference (Production): TRIPP, B., 1980, UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY: ON SITE INVESTIGATION