Barneys Canyon Lower Mine

The Barneys Canyon Lower Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,079 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 Lower Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,079 Feet (1,853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.59333, -112.12611

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Barneys Canyon Lower Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Barneys Canyon Lower Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


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: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


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: Fissures, Fractures And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

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

Comment (Workings): ONE TUNNEL, CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE

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

Comment (Deposit): HOSTROCKS ARE DARK GRAY, WEATHERING TO ALIGHT BLUISH GRAY, FINE-GRAINED LAMINATED LIMESTONES, INTERBEDDED WITH THIN BANDS OF QUARTZITES. LENSES OF COARSE GRAINED, WELL-ROUNDED QUART ZOSE SAND OR FINE-GRAINED SILT MAKES UP ABOUT 20 PERC. OF THE ROCK. INTRA FORMATIONAL BRECCIA AND CONTORTED LAMINATIONS ARE COMMON. ; 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 BINGHAN 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, HE 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.