The W.S. Brighton Prospect is a copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,721 feet.
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Elevation: 9,721 Feet (2,963 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 40.58417, -111.59056
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W.S. Brighton Prospect MRDS details
Primary: W.S. Brighton Prospect
Secondary: Mountain Lake Group
Secondary: Great Western Mines Co
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Great Western Mines Co.
Home Office: Ogden, Ut.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1875
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, Cordileran Hingeline
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Possible Sericitization
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED TOWNSHIP ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983
Comment (Development): WASATCH NATIONAL FOREST OWNS THE SURFACE RIGHTS
Comment (Deposit): MAY BE A VEIN PROSPECT, BULL QUARTZ WITH CHALCOPYRITE AND PYRITE HOSTED BY SERICITIZED GRANODIORITE.
Comment (Workings): APPEARS TO BE A SMALL ADIT, NO KNOWN PRODUCTION
Comment (Geology): PROSPECT OCCURS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE ALTA STOCK
Comment (Deposit): NO INFORMATION BESIDES NAME AND LOCATION OF PROSPECT (JAMES, L.P., 1979) IS AVAILABLE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Commodity): NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE, BUT PROXIMITY TO TUSCARORA CHIEF PROSPECTWOULD INDICATE PRESENCE OF CU
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1800'S
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
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.