The Prospects In Silver Fork Canyon is a copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,400 feet.
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Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2,865 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 40.6025, -111.62333
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Prospects In Silver Fork Canyon MRDS details
Primary: Prospects In Silver Fork Canyon
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
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: Uinta-Cottonwood Arch, Cordilleran Hingeline, Sevier Overthrust Belt
Description: Silver Fork Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Bleaching, Recrystallization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS COMPRISE THREE ADITS AND THREE PITS. ALL ADITS ARE COLLASPED TO PARTLY OPEN. THE TOTAL EXPOSED LENGTH OF OPENINGS IS 30 FEET
Comment (Geology): SILVER FORK FAULT RUNS THROUGH SITE, TWO ADITS LOCATED ON THE FAULT. ENTIRE AREA IS HIGHLY BRECCIATED AND SHEARED. VERTICAL SLICKENSIDES PRESENT.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983
Comment (Deposit): CU-STAINING IS DISSEMINATED THROUGH AN INTENSE BRECCIATION ZONE HOSTED BY LIMESTONE. MOST FRACTURES STRIKE N70E
Comment (Commodity): CU-STAINING IS ONLY OBSERVED MINERALIZATION
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