The Queen Bess Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,101 feet.
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Elevation: 9,101 Feet (2,774 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.61861, -111.60833
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Queen Bess Mine MRDS details
Primary: Queen Bess Mine
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
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.
Owner Name: Solitude Ski Resort
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1940
Discovery Year: 1875
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Vinta-Cottonwood Arch, Sevier Overthrust Belt
Description: Northeast Striking Shear Or Normal Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor Silicification And Bleaching Adjacent To Veins, Oxidation
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983
Comment (Commodity): NO DESCRIPTION GIVEN BUT PROBABLY DOMINANTLY PB AND AG, OTHER COMMODITIES MAY BE PRESENT
Comment (Development): MINE NOT OPERATING WHEN VISITED BY B.S. BUTLER IN 1941
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IS SAID TO BE A FISSURE VEIN WHICH STRIKES NORTHEASTERLY AND APPEARS TO BE RELATED TO A DIKE
Comment (Workings): FISSURES DEVELOPED BY TUNNELS, THREE ADITS AND TWO SHAFTS LOCATED ON MAP WITHIN PROPERTY BOUNDARIES.
Comment (Geology): NOT VISITED BY PEOPLE LISTED IN REFERENCES.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1800'S
Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH: U.G.M.S. BULL. NO. 114.
Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C., AND BUTLER, B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER, NO. 201.
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.
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