Spring Tunnel Prospect

The Spring Tunnel Prospect is a copper and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,959 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: Spring Tunnel Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,959 Feet (2,426 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.50333, -112.16806

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Spring Tunnel Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Spring Tunnel Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead


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
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, Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES NEARBY A GROUP OF FAULTS. HOSTROCKS ARE HIGHLY SHEARED AND ALTERED. ORE ZONE IS LOCATED ALONG FISSURE

Comment (Workings): ONE ADIT; CAVED; INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Geology): QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINS ORE COMMON IN WALLROCKS. ORE MINERALS ARE VERY CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS.


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 DISTRIST 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: UGSG P.P. 111 672P.

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