Unknown

The Unknown is a lead, zinc, copper, and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,201 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  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.51694, -112.11250

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Site Name

Primary: Unknown


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Birghmmad, Hasan


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

Owner Name: Kennecott Minerals Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Fissures, Fractures, Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Geology): THE LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY TO BLACK AND CHERTY. QUARTZITES ARE GREENISH GRAY AND BRECCIATED. VOLCANIC BRECCIA CONSISTS OF ANGULAR TO SUBROUNDED LITHIC FRAGMENTS EMBEDDED IN A DENSE APHANITIC MATRIX

Comment (Workings): SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES

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

Comment (Deposit): BUTTERFIELD FORMATION IS INTRUDED BY SILLS, DIKES AND SMALL PLUTONS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

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

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

Reference (Deposit): DOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTTRICT, UTAH: USGS P.P. 38, 41/P.