Bishop Fork Prospect

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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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: Bishop Fork Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Site Name

Primary: Bishop Fork Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham 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

Type: Surface


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: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Faults And Fissures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

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.


References

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.