The Flagstaff Mine is a silver, lead, and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,570 feet.
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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
Primary: Flagstaff Mine
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Cottonwood District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Mineral Veins Coalition Co.
Mined: 3144.000 mt
Description: Ap_Grade: ^3,521 Tons Ag Bearing Pb Metal With Value $207.25/Ton
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: On North Flank Of Uinta Arch; East Of Wasatch Fault
Description: Alta Thrust Zone
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
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
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.