Hanauer Tunnel

The Hanauer Tunnel is a lead and silver mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 8,419 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Hanauer Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 8,419 Feet (2,566 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.62417, -111.51944

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Hanauer Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hanauer Tunnel
Secondary: Walker and Webster Mine
Secondary: Kearns-Keith Mine
Secondary: Silver King Coalition Group
Secondary: United Park City Mines


Commodity

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


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

Year: 1906
Time Period: 1904-1906
Description: Cp_Grade: ^.043 Oz/Ton Au, 7.05 Oz/Ton Ag, 14.9% Pb


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1869
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, Park City Anticline, Iron Hollow Syncline

Type: L
Description: Northeast Striking Crescent Fissure Zone, Northwest Dipping Bedding


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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: AVERAGE GRADE WAS .043 OZ/TON AU, 7.05 OZ/TON AG, 14.9% PB, .07% CU


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Unknown: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Geology): CRESCENT FISSURE ZONE STRIKES NORTHEAST, DIPS SOUTHEAST, IS NORMAL, AND HAS A DISPLACEMENT OF ABOUT 1500 FT. CRESCENT ZONE COMPRISED OF FAULTS, FISSURES AND DIKES WITH NUMEROUS SUBSIDIARY HANGING WALL SPLAYS

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

Comment (Production): REPORTED PRODUCTION IS FOR ALL OF KEARNS-KEITH MINE, NO EARLY RECORDS OF WALKER & WEBSTER MINE

Comment (Development): CLAIMS LOCATED BY RUFUS WALKER AND ORE DISCOVERED BY EPHRAIM HANKS IN 1869. ORE SHIPPED FROM 1870 TO 1875. CONSOLIDATED IN 1882 WITH CLIMAX, REBELLION, PINON, AND BUCKEYE MINES UNDER THE NAME CRESCENT. CRESCENT MINE ACTIVE UNTIL 1891. IN 1903 ALL MINES IN THE CRESCENT FISSURE AREA WERE CONSOLIDATED TO FORM THE KEARNS-KEITH MINE. NEW DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE HANAUER TUNNEL WAS STARTED SHORTLY AFTER 1903. PROPERTY WAS CONSOLIDATED WITH THE SILVER KING COALITION CO. IN 1908. LATER CONSOLIDATION WITH UNITED PARK CITY MINES IN 1953

Comment (Deposit): ORE FIRST DISCOVERED ON PROPERTY WAS REPLACEMENT ORE IN THE THAYNES FORMATION AT THE FOOTWALL OF THE CRESCENT FISSURE ZONE. LATER WORKINGS DEVELOPED MAINLY REPLACEMENT TYPE ORES IN THE THAYNES AND PARK CITY FORMATIONS. REPLACEMENT ORE WITHIN 150 FT OF THE CRESCENT FAULT ZONE. REPLACEMENT ORES HOSTED BY PURE LIMESTONE LENSES BETWEEN SANDSTONES OR IMPURE LIMESTONES, JENNY BED AT THE PARK CITY FORMATION PRODUCED THE MOST ORE. VEIN ORE BODIES LOCATED IN SHOOTS ALONG THE CRESCENT FISSURE ZONE

Comment (Workings): THE HANAUER TUNNEL IS THE MAIN WORK TUNNEL OF THE KEARNS-KEITH MINE, AT THE 1600 FT LEVEL. IT EXTENDS 2000 FT WSW THEN TURNS SW AND EXTENDS AN ADDITIONAL 1500 FT


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): 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): BARNES, M.P., AND SIMOS, J.S., 1968

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): BARNES, M.P., AND SIMOS, J.S., 1968, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICT WITH A CONTRIBUTION ON THE MAYFLOWER LODE, IN ORE DEPOSITS OF THE UNITED STATES: AM. INST. METALL. ENG., V. II, P. 1102


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