The Great Western Prospect is a copper, iron, and gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,449 feet.
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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
Primary: Great Western Prospect
Secondary: Great Western Mines Co.
Secondary: Mountain Lake Group
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
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.
Owner Name: Great Western Mines Co.
Home Office: Ogden, Ut.
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:
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, Sevier Overthrust Belt, Cordilleran Hinge
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: 5% CU, MINOR AU AND AG, .25 + .30% WO3
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
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