Albion Tunnel

The Albion Tunnel is a silver and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,239 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: Albion Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,239 Feet (2,816 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.57917, -111.62333

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Albion Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Albion Tunnel
Secondary: Albion Consolidated Mining Co.
Secondary: South Hecla Mining Co.
Secondary: Alta United Holdings
Secondary: Albion Mining Co.
Secondary: Alta Germania Mines Co.
Secondary: Mineral Flat Mining, Co.


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little 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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Year Last Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1870
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

Form: TABULAR


Structure

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

Type: L
Description: Wellington Fissure


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Oxidation


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 50 TO 65 OZ/TON AG, 28 TO 50% PB, UP TO 2.76 DOLLARS/TON AU AND .3% CU


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): TOWNSHIP UNSURVEYED. MAIN WORKINGS OF ALBION MINE ARE LOCATED WEST OF THE BRIGHTON QUAD ON THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUADRANGLE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983

Comment (Development): ALBION TUNNEL DRIVEN AFTER OLD ALBION WORKINGS ON WELLINGTON FISSURE HAD BEEN EXHAUSTED. TUNNEL NOT SUCCESSFUL IN FINDING ORE

Comment (Deposit): MINOR MINERALIZATIO RELATED TO WELLINGTON FISSURE. MOST MINERALIZATION OCCURS AS REPLACEMENT BODIES ADJACENT TO FISSURE. FAVORABLE BED IS LIMESTONE HORIZON IN OPHIR FORMATION

Comment (Workings): BESIDES MAIN TUNNEL ARE THREE PROSPECT PITS WITHIN 1000 FT. NORTHWEST OF PORTAL. A SECOND ADIT IS LOCATED 1500 FT SSW OF MAIN PORTAL. MAIN ALBION TUNNEL HAS A TOTAL LENGTH OF 4000 FT, ONLY THE PORTAL OF THE ADIT IS LOCATED ON THE BRIGHTON QUADRANGLE, MOST OF THE WORKINGS ARE ON THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUADRANGLE. THE ALBION TUNNEL WAS DRIVEN TO INTERSECT THE WELLINGTON FISSURE AT DEPTH AND APPARENTLY FAILED TO LOCATE INERALIZATION. ALBION TUNNEL DOES NOT CONNECT WITH OTHER WORKINGS.

Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY HAS UNDERGONE NUMEROUS CONSOLIDATIONS, THE LATEST BEING WITH ALTA UNITED HOLDINGS. ALTA SKI RESORT PROBABLY IS CURRENT OWNER ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

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 (Production): CALKINS AND BUTLER, 1943