Queen Bess Mine

The Queen Bess Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,101 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: Queen Bess Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Site Name

Primary: Queen Bess Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood 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

Owner Name: Solitude Ski Resort


Production

Not available


Deposit

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:
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: Vinta-Cottonwood Arch, Sevier Overthrust Belt

Type: L
Description: Northeast Striking Shear Or Normal Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor Silicification And Bleaching Adjacent To Veins, Oxidation


Rocks

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

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Argentite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

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


References

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