Old Evergreen Drain Tunnel

The Old Evergreen Drain Tunnel is a copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 8,599 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: Old Evergreen Drain Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 40.60889, -111.58694

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Old Evergreen Drain Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Old Evergreen Drain Tunnel
Secondary: Old Evergreen Mining and Tunneling Company
Secondary: Lower Evergreen Drainage and Transportation Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Iron


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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Year Last Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1925
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

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


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Calc-Silicates


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: UNKNOWN


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Workings): MOSTLY JUST AN ADIT WITH MINOR DRIFTING

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: EARLY 1900'S

Comment (Geology): WORKINGS EXPLORED CONTACT BETWEEN LIMESTONES AND A SATELLITIC INTRUSIVE OF THE CLAYTON PEAK STOCK

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983

Comment (Reserve-Resource): JAMES, L.P., 1979

Comment (Deposit): NO INFORMATION ON PRODUCTION OR DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSIT AVAILABLE, BUT PRESUMABLY IS A LOW GRADE, IRREGULAR METASOMATIC REPLACEMENT BODY ADJACENT TO THE CLAYTON PEAK STOCK


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