Great Western Prospect

The Great Western Prospect is a copper, iron, and gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,449 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: Great Western Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,449 Feet (2,880 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Iron, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.59917, -111.57333

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Great Western Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Great Western Prospect
Secondary: Great Western Mines Co.
Secondary: Mountain Lake Group


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Iron
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Great Western Mines Co.
Home Office: Ogden, Ut.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1867
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: POD


Structure

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


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 5% CU, MINOR AU AND AG, .25 + .30% WO3


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Magnetite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): REFERENCES ON THIS PROSPECT ARE CONFUSING; REFERENCE BY JAMES, 1979, DESCRIBES CONTACT ZONE BETWEEN MISSISSIPPIAN LIMESTONE AND INTRUSIVES; HOWEVER, GEOLOGIC MAP SHOWS NO SEDIMENTS WITHIN ONE MILE OF PROSPECT. LOOKS LIKE THE MOUNTAIN LAKE MINE WAS BEING DESCRIBED RATHER THAN THEGREAT WESTERN MINE.

Comment (Workings): UNKNOWN EXTENT OF WORKINGS, HOWEVER THREE ADITS AND ONE SHAFT SHOWN ON THE MAP

Comment (Geology): PROSPECTS OCCUR NEAR INTRUSIVE CONTACT BETWEEN THE CLAYTON PEAK AND ALTA STOCK

Comment (Location): ANOTHER GROUP OF GROUP SMALL ADITS AND SHAFT LOCATED AT (UTM COORDINATES) 4493850 N, 451700E ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983

Comment (Development): WASATCH NATIONAL FOREST OWNS THE SURFACE RIGHTS

Comment (Commodity): REFERENCES ARE CONFUSING, THIS DATA MIGHT APPLY TO THE MOUNTAIN LAKE MINE

Comment (Deposit): APPARENTLY NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON AREA, REFERENCES GIVEN FOR MOUNTAIN LAKE MINE WHICH IS ALSO CALLED THE GREAT WESTERN ADIT. REFERENCE BY JAMES, 1979, IS CONFUSING. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1860'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