Lucky Bill Shaft

The Lucky Bill Shaft is a lead and silver mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 8,934 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Lucky Bill Shaft  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 8,934 Feet (2,723 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.60667, -111.50472

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Lucky Bill Shaft MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lucky Bill Shaft
Secondary: Lucky Bill Group
Secondary: United Park City Mines


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Summit
District: Park City 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

Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1885
Year Last Production: 1895
Discovery Year: 1875
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


Structure

Type: R
Description: Cottonwood - Uinta Arch, Park City Anticline, Sevier Overthrust Belt

Type: L
Description: Quartzite And Intrusive Show Considerable Fracturing And Fissuring


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

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

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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

Comment (Production): NO RECORDED PRODUCTION BUT THERE WAS PROBABLY A SMALL PRODUCTION

Comment (Development): ACTIVE EXPLORATION BEGAN IN THE 1880'S. BY 1888 THE TUNNEL WAS 775 FT LONG AND THE SHAFT 75 FT DEEP. IN 1892 A VEIN WAS STRUCK IN THE SHAFT AT A DEPTH OF 300 FT BUT NO ORE OF MUCH VALUE WAS FOUND. IN 1901 AND 1902 THERE WAS SPECULATION THAT THIS PROPERTY WAS THE APEX OF THE DALY WEST AND QUINCY ORE BODIES, BUT THIS WAS LATER SHOWN TO BE FALSE, PROPERTY INACTIVE SINCE 1902, PROPERTY NOW PART OF THE UNITED PARK CITY MINES CO. HOLDINGS

Comment (Deposit): ORE REPORTED HIT AT THE 300 FT LEVEL IN THE SHAFT. NO MAJOR ORE BODIES WERE EVER FOUND. ORE IS PRESUMABLY PB-AG TYPE LOCATED IN VEINS WITH NORTHEAST STRIKE

Comment (Workings): SHAFT IS AT LEAST 1000 FT BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH ADITS AT FOUR LEVELS. 200 FT LEVEL EXTENDS 250 FT NORTHEAST FROM THE SHAFT, 300 FT LEVEL EXTENDS 150 FT NORTHEAST OF THE SHAFT, 500 FT LEVEL EXTENDS 350 FT NORTHWEST OF THE SHAFT AND A 1000 FT LEVEL EXTENDS 500 FT SOUTH FROM THE SHAFT. ADITS TOTAL 1250 FT IN LENGTH. WORKINGS DO NOT CONNECT WITH THE MAIN PARK CITY NETWORK OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S


References

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER, NO. 77, 231 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ERIKSON, A.J., (EDITOR), 1968, PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH: GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 22, UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

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, 672 PP.

Reference (Deposit): BAKER, A.A. CALKINS, F.C., CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., AND BROMFIELD, C.S., 1966, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BRIGHTON QUADRANTGLE, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEOL. QUAD. MAP GQ-534

Reference (Production): BOUTWELL, 1912


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