The Big Indian Mine is a copper mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 6,801 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.
Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.24111, -109.26306
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Big Indian Mine MRDS details
Primary: Big Indian Mine
County: San Juan
District: Lisbon Valley Area
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: Canyon Lands
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: TABULAR, LENS, PODS
Description: Clastic Units - 10 - 15 Ft Thick Separated By 30 Ft Barren Gray-Green Shale, Lisbon Valley Fault.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Deposit): DUPLICATE W017208 HAS BEEN DELETED.
Comment (Deposit): DISSEMINATED IN MEDIUM-TO-COARSE-GRAINED SANDSTONE AND CONGLOMERATE, CONCENTRATIONS ALONG FRACTURES AND AROUND CARBONACEOUS SHALE PODS AND LENSES
Comment (Workings): STRIPPING AND OPEN PIT ALONG WITH LEACHING PONDS AND SETTLING PONDS EXTEND OVER AN AREA 5000 FT BY 2000 FT.
Reference (Deposit): WEIR, G.W., AND PUFFETT, W.P., 1982, INCOMPLETE MANUSCRIPT ON STRATIGRAPHY AND STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND URANIUM-VANADIUM DEPOSITS OF THE LISBON VALLEY AREA, UTAH-COLORADO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 81-39, 292P.
Reference (Deposit): MONISON, S.J. AND PARRY, W.T., 1986, FORMATION OF CARBONATE-SULFATE VEINS ASSOCIATED WITH COPPER ORE DEPOSITS FROM SALINE BASIN BRINES, LISBON VALLEY, UTAH: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 81, P. 1853-1866.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): JONES, H., 1978
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