Annie Tunnel

The Annie Tunnel is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,301 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: Annie Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,301 Feet (2,835 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.60778, -111.61111

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Annie Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Annie Tunnel
Secondary: Alta Tunnel and Transportation Company
Secondary: Prince of Wales Group
Secondary: Antelope Group


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Zinc


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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1935
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

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Vinta-Cottonwood Arch, Cordilleran Hingeline, Sevier Overthrust Belt

Type: L
Description: Grizzly Thrust And Associated Thrusts, Reverse And Normal Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor Bleaching And Silicification, Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1275.0 PPM AG, LESS THAN .01 PPM AU, LESS THAN 1200 PPM CU, LESS THAN 1 PPM MO, 60500 PPM PB, 505000 PPM ZN, LESS THAN 5 PPM CO, 35 PPM NI


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

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

Comment (Commodity): SILVER, LEAD, AND GOLD WERE PRODUCED

Comment (Production): TWO TEST LOTS OF ORE ASSAYED AS FOLLOWS-17 TON LOT CONTAINED 43.4 OZ/TON AG, 21.4% PB, $1.20 GOLD/TON-6 TON LOT CONTAINED 68.6 OZ/TON AG, 25.5% PB, AND $5.60 GOLD/TON. PRODUCTION STATISTICS WERE INCLUDED WITH THE PRINCE OF WALES GROUP.

Comment (Development): INITIALLY DEVELOPED THROUGH ANNIE TUNNEL AND LATER DEVELOPED AT DEPTH FROM ALTA TUNNEL. THE ANNIE TUNNEL WAS CONSOLIDATED WITH THE ALTA TUNNEL AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY HOLDINGS IN 1911

Comment (Deposit): THE FISSURE VEIN MINED AT THE ANNIE TUNNEL IS THE PRINCE FISSURE. THIS SAME FISSURE WAS EXPECTED TO BE FOUND AT DEPTH IN THE ALTA TUNNEL BUT WAS NOT FOUND. LAMPHOPHYRE DIKES ARE FOUND IN THE PRINCE FISSURE AND APPEAR TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH MINERLAIZATION. REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS ARE MORE ABUNDANT IN THE LOWER WORKINGS. HOST ROCK FOR REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS IS THE FITCHVILLE FORMATION AND NO REPLACEMENT NOTED IN SURROUNDING FORMATIONS. REPLACEMENT ORE HORIZONS WERE REPEATED THREE TIMES BY REVERSE FAULT.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1800'S

Comment (Workings): ANNIE TUNNEL WORKINGS WERE LATER CONNECTED TO THE DEEPER ALTA TUNNEL. A RAISE FROM THE QUAD DRIFT OF THE ALTA TUNNEL INTERSECTED AN OLD FLOODED WINZE OF THE ANNIE TUNNEL. NO DESCRIPTION OF SIZE OF WORKINGS GIVEN

Comment (Geology): THE RAISE FROM THE ALTA TO ANNIE TUNNELS PASSES THROUGH TWO THRUSTS.


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): 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): JAMES, L.P., 1979,

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.