Mercur Prospect #5

The Mercur Prospect #5 is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,041 feet.

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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: Mercur Prospect #5  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,041 Feet (2,146 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.32889, -112.19722

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Mercur Prospect #5 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercur Prospect #5


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Mercury
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur 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: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Realgar
Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Stibnite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FRACTURES AND FISSURES IN ALTERED WALLROCKS.

Comment (Workings): PIT AND TRENCHES

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONES ARE BRECCIATED, DOLOMITIZED AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE PULVERIZED, SLIGHTLY SERICITIZED, CARBONACEOUS AND CALCAREOUS. LIMONITIC STEINS ARE COMMON ON HOSTROCKS


References

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL, H.J., ET. AL., 1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 14, UT. GEOL. SOC.:U.G.M.S. BULL.14,262P.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES:U.S.G.S. PROF. PA.173,167P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): SPURR, J.E., 1895, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE MERCUR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S.G.S. 16TH. ANN. REPT., PT.2, 454P.