Butterfield S. Mines

The Butterfield S. Mines is a zinc, silver, copper, and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah.

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: Butterfield S. Mines  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Silver, Copper, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.50639, -112.10639

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Butterfield S. Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Butterfield S. Mines


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


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

Owner Name: Kennecott Minerals Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fractures, Fissures, Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Talc


Comments

Comment (Location): PROPERTY FALLS ON CAMP WILLIAMS STATE MILITARY RESERVATION ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE DEPOSIT LIES ON FISSURES TRENDING NORTHEASTWARD AND SOUTHERWESTWARD THROUGH BOTH INTRUSIVES AND QUARTZITES/LIMESTONES. THE WALLROCKS ARE SHEARED AND ALTERED.

Comment (Workings): THREE ADITS COLLAPSED, INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Deposit): LATITIC ROCKS ARE PRINCIPALLY MEDIUM-GRAY TO MEDIUM-GREENISH-GRAY 'LORNBLENDE-LATITES' AND HORNBLENDE-BIOTITE LATITES.' VOLCANIC BREECIA CONSISTS OF SUBANGULAR TO SUB-ROUNDED LITHIC FRAGMENTS COMMONLY UP TO 2 INCHES IN LENGTH, SET IN A DENSE MOSTLY APHANITIC LATITE MATRIX. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Geology): QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINS ARE COMMON IN WALLROCKS. ORE MINERALS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS. HOST ROCKS ARE INTRUDED BY IGNEOUS ROCKS.


References

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P.P. 38, 410P.

Reference (Deposit): BRAY, E.R., WILSON, J.C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.