Reed and Benson Mine

The Reed and Benson Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,058 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: Reed and Benson Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,058 Feet (2,761 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.60778, -111.65028

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Reed and Benson Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Reed and Benson Mine
Secondary: Kennebec Consolidated Group
Secondary: Kennebec Mine
Secondary: Craig Tunnel
Secondary: New Goodspeed Tunnel


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood 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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1871
Discovery Year: 1870
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: CHIMNEY

Form: CHIMNEY


Structure

Type: R
Description: On North Limb Of Uinta Arch; East Of Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Alta Overthrust, Zone.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 45% PB, 42 OZ/TON AG WITH3% MOISTURE OPHIR MINE
Analytical Data: 120 OZ/TON AG, 35% PB REED & BENSON MINE


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Hemimorphite
Ore: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Location): INCLUDES: REED AND GODSPEED, OPHIR AND KENNEBEC WORKINGS ALSO. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1973

Comment (Production): REED & BENSON WORKED VIGOROUSLY FROM SEPT. 1871-APRIL 1878, HAS BEEN LEASED TO A LIMITED EXTENT SINCE THEN. REED AND BENSON MINE SUMMER 1873 PRODUCED 10 TONS/DAY, FALL 1873 15 TONS/DAY OF A GRAY CARBONATE AND GALENA ORE

Comment (Development): CHIMNEY ORIGINALLY WORKED THROUGH FOUR INCLINES, LATER EFFORTS TO INTERCEPT ONE AT DEPTH WITH LONG ADITS WERE LARGELY UNSUCCESSFUL

Comment (Deposit): CHIMNEY NARROWED WITH DEPTH

Comment (Workings): THREE MAIN WORKINGS ARE CRAIG TUNNEL, KENNEBEC (NEW GOODSPEED) TUNNEL AND REED AND BENSON TUNNEL

Comment (Geology): OTHER FORMATIONS OCCURRING ON THE PROPERTY INCLUDE TINTIC QUARTZITE, OPHIR SHALE (CAMB.), MADISON AND DESERET LIMESTONES (MISS.)


References

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOL. OF THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUAD.; USGS MAP GQ-378.

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C. AND BUTLER, B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: USGS PP 201, PG. 107-109.

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: UGMS BULLETIN 114, PG. 71-73.

Reference (Production): USGS PP 201, PG. 109