The Bishop Fork Prospect is a lead and zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,559 feet.
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Elevation: 7,559 Feet (2,304 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc
Lat, Long: 40.4925, -112.17139
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Bishop Fork Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Bishop Fork Prospect
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Basin And Range
Description: Faults And Fissures
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Dolomitization And Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)
Comment (Workings): VARIOUS SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES
Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED AND ALTERED; VEINS OF CALCITE AND CRYPTO CRYSTALLINE SILICA ARE COMMON.
Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 38, 410 P.
Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 111, 672 P.
Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J, 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLE, UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 173, 171.
Reference (Deposit): STOKES, W.L., 1963, GEOLOGIC MAP OF NORTHWESTERN UTAH; WILLIAM AND HEINTZ MAP CORPORATION, WASHINGTON 27, D.C.