Thaynes Shaft

The Thaynes Shaft is a lead and silver mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 8,619 feet.

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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: Thaynes Shaft  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 8,619 Feet (2,627 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.625, -111.53833

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Thaynes Shaft MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Thaynes Shaft
Secondary: Silver King Coalition 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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Uinta-Cottonwood Arch, Sevier Overthrust Belt, Iron Hollow Syncline

Type: L
Description: Crescent Fissure


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGE SILVER KING MINE ORE HAD GRADE OF .024 OZ/TON AU, 18.45 OZ/TON AG, 13.52% PB, .495% CU, 10.68% ZN


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Unknown: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED ON THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE QUADRANGLE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983

Comment (Development): SHAFT POST-DATES BOUTWELL'S 1912 PUBLICATION

Comment (Deposit): SHAFT ACCESSES THE TUNNELS WHICH DEVELOPED THE EXTENSIVE REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS IN THE SILVER KING MINE AREA. JENNY BED OF THE LOWER PARK CITY FORMATION WAS EXTENSIVELY REPLACED

Comment (Workings): SHAFT ACCESSES A TUNNEL WHICH CONNECTS THE SPIRO AND ALLIANCE TUNNELS. SHAFT POST-DATES 1912

Comment (Deposit): SHAFT ACCESSES A TUNNEL WHICH CONNECTS THE SPIRO AND ALLIANCE TUNNELS. SHAFT IS PART OF THE SILVER KING COALITION MINE CO. WORKINGS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1800'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.


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