Crystal-Elgin Inclines

The Crystal-Elgin Inclines is a copper, zinc, lead, and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,902 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: Crystal-Elgin Inclines  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,902 Feet (3,018 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Zinc, Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.62028, -111.55861

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Crystal-Elgin Inclines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Crystal-Elgin Inclines
Secondary: Kennelly Ground
Secondary: Silver King Western
Secondary: Silver King Coalition Mines Company


Commodity

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


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

Owner Name: Silver King Western Manufacturing Co.
Home Office: Salt Lake City, UT


Production

Year: 1956
Description: Ap_Grade: ^5.38 Oz/Ton Ag, .69% Cu, 8.19% Pb, 5.00% Zn
Year: 1955
Description: Ap_Grade: ^5.46 Oz/Ton Ag, 1.00% Cu, 6.25% Pb, 8.58% Zn
Year: 1954
Description: Ap_Grade: ^6.10 Oz/Ton Ag, .94% Cu, 3.56% Pb, 4.62% Zn
Year: 1953
Description: Ap_Grade: ^6.28 Oz/Ton Ag, .64% Cu, 5.85% Pb, 7.09% Zn
Year: 1952
Description: Ap_Grade: ^4.56 Oz/Ton Ag, 9.01% Pb
Year: 1951
Description: Ap_Grade: ^6.40 Oz/Ton Ag, 10.79% Pb
Year: 1950
Description: Ap_Grade: ^8.79 Oz/Ton Ag, 14.10% Pb
Year: 1949
Description: Ap_Grade: ^10.00 Oz/Ton Ag, 14.88% Pb
Year: 1948
Description: Ap_Grade: ^11.03 Oz/Ton Ag, 15.89% Pb


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1956
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, POD


Structure

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

Type: L
Description: Northeast Striking Fissures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Iron Staining, Calc-Silicate Development, Oxidation


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 2650 PPM CU, LESS THAN 2 PPM MO, 100000 PPM PB, 87500 PPM ZN, 140 PPM AS, 50 PPM W, 55 PPM CO, 25 PPM NI


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Argentite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S

Comment (Location): UTM COORDINATES FOR THIS CARD ARE FOR CLOSELY SPACED ADIT AND SHAFT. ANOTHER CLOSELY SPARED GROUP OF ADITS AND PROSPECTS PITS ARE CENTERED ON A POINT WITH UTM COORDINATES OF 4496600N, 452500E ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FROM 1948 TO 1955 WAS VALUED AT 110,059 DOLLARS, NO DATA ON EARLY PRODUCTION

Comment (Development): RECORD OF EARLY WORK NOT FOUND. PROPERTY ACTIVE FROM 1948 TO 1956. SILVER KING WESTERN COMPANY IS CURRENTLY EXPLORING FOR PB-AG ORE. THEY BELIEVE THAT THERE MAY BE AN OREBODY ON THE PROPERTY

Comment (Workings): ELGIN MINE HAS APPROXIMATELY 1140 FT OF COMBINED WORKINGS, NO REFERENCE TO THE AMOUNT OF WORKINGS DONE ON CRYSTAL CLAIM. OPENING ARE CURRENTLY BEING MAINTAINED BY SILVER KING WESTERN COMPANY FOR EXPLORATION PURPOSES


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