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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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
Primary: Hanauer Tunnel
Secondary: Walker and Webster Mine
Secondary: Kearns-Keith Mine
Secondary: Silver King Coalition Group
Secondary: United Park City Mines
District: Park City District
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.
Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.
Time Period: 1904-1906
Description: Cp_Grade: ^.043 Oz/Ton Au, 7.05 Oz/Ton Ag, 14.9% Pb
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1869
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, Sevier Overthrust Belt, Park City Anticline, Iron Hollow Syncline
Description: Northeast Striking Crescent Fissure Zone, Northwest Dipping Bedding
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Analytical Data: AVERAGE GRADE WAS .043 OZ/TON AU, 7.05 OZ/TON AG, 14.9% PB, .07% CU
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
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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