Jupiter Mine

The Jupiter Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 9,259 feet.

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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: Jupiter Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 9,259 Feet (2,822 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.61306, -111.54583

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Jupiter Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Jupiter Mine
Secondary: Silver King Coalition Group
Secondary: United Park City Mines
Secondary: Council Bluffs Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Summit
District: Park City 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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1882
Year Last Production: 1975
Discovery Year: 1877
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Uinta-Cottonwood Arch, Sevier Overthrust Belt, Iron Hollow Syncline

Type: L
Description: Northeast Striking Crescent Fissure Zone


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Garnet


Comments

Comment (Development): INITIAL PROSPECTING TOOK PLACE IN THE EARLY 1880'S. BY 1886 A GOOD VEIN WAS DISCOVERED AND SHIPPING COMMENCED. IN 1887 20 TONS OF ORE WAS SHIPPED AND THE LOWER OR MAIN TUNNEL WAS STARTED. IN 1888 ADDITIONAL RICH ORE WAS FOUND. IN 1889 THE PROPERTY WAS WORKED BY LESSES. IN 1890 THE PROPERTY WAS INCORPORATED AT COUNCIL BLUFFS. BY 1900 THE MAIN VEIN HAD BEEN OPENED 300 FT ON ITS DIP AND YIELDED EXCELLENT ORE. ABOUT 1905, AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY, THE MAIN TUNNEL WAS EXTENDED SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET AND A RICH LEAD-SILVER ORE BODY WAS DISCOVERED

Comment (Deposit): ORE WAS LOCATED IN FISSURES STRIKING NORTHEAST. THIS FISSURE ZONE IS THE SOUTHWESTERN EXTREMITY OF THE CRESCENT FISSURE.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF INCLINES AND A SERIES OF TUNNELS. ONE INCLINE IS 150 FT DEEP AND THE OTHER ABOUT 300 FT. THE LOWER, OR MAIN TUNNEL, IS OVER 800 FT IN LENGTH. THE TUNNELS IN GENERAL EXTEND TOWARDS THE SOUTHEAST AND THE INCLINES DIP STEEPLY TO THE SOUTHEAST. APPROXIMATELY 1400 FT OF WORKINGS ARE KNOWN NUMEROUS PROSPECT PITS ALSO ARE PRESENT.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION WAS INTERMITTENT AND NO ACCURATE RECORDS ARE AVAILABLE. PROPERTY WAS SHIPPING ORE BY THE EARLY 1880'S. IN 1887 50,000 LBS OF HIGH-GRADE ORE WAS PRODUCED. SOME PRODUCTION IN 1894, AND 1900. REGULAR SHIPMENTS WERE MADE IN 1906. LAST YEAR OF PRODUCTION NOT ACCURATELY KNOWN.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1870'S

Comment (Geology): PROPERTY LIES JUST NORTH OF THE CLAYTON PEAK STOCK. SEDIMENTARY UNITS SHOW HIGH DEGREE OF CONTACT METAMORPHISM. CRESCENT FISSURE ZONE PASSES THROUGH PROPERTY AND HOSTS MINERALIZATION.


References

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER, NO. 77, 231 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ERIKSON, A.J., (EDITOR), 1968, PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH: GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 22, UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., LOUGHLIN, G.F., HEIKES, V.C., AND OTHERS, 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER, NO. 111, 672 PP.

Reference (Deposit): BARNES, M.P., AND SIMONS, J.S., 1968 ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICT WITH A CONTRIBUTION ON THE MAYFLOWER LODE, IN ORE DEPOSITS OF THE UNITED STATES: AM. INST. METALL. ENG., V.II, P. 1102

Reference (Deposit): BAKER, A.A., CALKINS, F.C., CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., AND BROMFIELD, C.S., 1966, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BRIGHTON QUADRANGLE, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEOL. QUAD. MAP GQ-534.

Reference (Production): BOUTWELL, 1912


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