Flagstaff Mine

The Flagstaff Mine is a silver, lead, and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,570 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: Flagstaff Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,570 Feet (2,917 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.59722, -111.63667

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Flagstaff Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Flagstaff Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little 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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Mineral Veins Coalition Co.


Production

Year: 1874
Mined: 3144.000 mt
Description: Ap_Grade: ^3,521 Tons Ag Bearing Pb Metal With Value $207.25/Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


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: On North Flank Of Uinta Arch; East Of Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Alta Thrust Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Workings): CONSIST OF FLAGSTAFF TUNNEL, FLAGSTAFF SHAFT AND EXTENSIVE DRIFTS. TOM MOORE TUNNEL AND BURNSWOOD TUNNEL WERE LATER DEVELOPMENTS

Comment (Geology): OPHIR FM. ALSO ENCOUNTERED IN WORKINGS

Comment (Production): TOTAL VALUE OF METAL PRODUCED PRIOR TO 1880 IS ESTIMATED AT $4,550,000

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1973


References

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOL. OF THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUAD., UTAH: 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. 120-121.

Reference (Production): CALKINS, F.C. AND BUTLER, B.S., P. 120-121.