Prospects In Silver Fork Canyon

The Prospects In Silver Fork Canyon is a copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,400 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: Prospects In Silver Fork Canyon  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Site Name

Primary: Prospects In Silver Fork Canyon


Commodity

Primary: Copper


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: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

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

Type: L
Description: Silver Fork Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Bleaching, Recrystallization


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite


Comments

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


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