Barneys Canyon Mine

The Barneys Canyon Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,001 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: Barneys Canyon Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.59333, -112.14694

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Barneys Canyon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Barneys Canyon Mine


Commodity

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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


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

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures, Fractures, And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES ON THE SOUTHERN LIMB OF AN OVERTURNED ANTICLINE. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES IN HIGHLY ALTERED WALLROCKS.

Comment (Workings): ONE TUNNEL, COLLAPSED AND INACCESSIBLE; MANY OTHER SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.

Comment (Deposit): HOSTROCKS ARE DARK GRAY, WEATHERING TO A LIGHT BLUISH GRAY, SMOOTH SURFACED, FINE-GRAINED, LAMINATED LIMESTONES, WITH BANDS OF QUARTZITES. LENSES OF COARSE-GRAINED, WELL-ROUNDED QUARTZOSE SAND OR FINE-GRAINED SILT MAKES UP ABOUT 20% OF THE ROCK. INTRAFORMATIONAL BRECCIA AND CONTORTED LAMINATIONS ARE COMMON. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Geology): ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ OCCURRING AS VEINS IN THE ALTERED WALLROCKS.


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