B. Estelle Mine

The B. Estelle Mine is a tungsten mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,001 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: B. Estelle Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.19056, -113.85222

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B. Estelle Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: B. Estelle Mine
Secondary: Bradley Craig Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Elsie E. Lord

Owner Name: Eugene Timm


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1940
Discovery Year: 1894
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Dutch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR, IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment (Location): THE STARDUST EXTENSION ADJOINS THE B. ESTELLE (BRADLEY CRAIG) CLAIM ON ITS NORTHWEST ENDLINE

Comment (Deposit): THE SCHEELITE MINERALIZATION OCCURS NEAR THE BASE OF THE LIMESTONE PENDANT. MOST OF THE PRODUCTION HAS RESULTED FROM SELECTIVE STRIPPING OF THE THIN BASAL LAYERS OF TACTITE (EVERETT, 1961, P. 25).

Comment (Workings): INTERSECTING SHORT ADITS, OPENCUTS AND SHAFTS (EVERETT, F.D., 1961, FIG. 7-SOUTHEASTERN TIP OF WORKINGS MAPPED FOR DUST EXTENSION CLAIM).

Comment (Geology): THE TUNGSTEN DEPOSIT IS IN A MINERALIZED ROOF PENDANT


References

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, PL.

Reference (Production): EVERETT, F.D., 1961, USBM INF. CIRC. 8014, P. 25

Reference (Deposit): EVERETT, F.D., 1961, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN UTAH: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 8014, P. 25-26

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1980, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY