Old Jordan Mine 1863

The Old Jordan Mine 1863 is a silver and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,251 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.

Mine Info

Name: Old Jordan Mine 1863  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,251 Feet (2,210 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.51, -112.15083

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Old Jordan Mine 1863 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Old Jordan Mine 1863
Secondary: U.S. Mining Co. 1899


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: U.S. Smelting, Refining, And Mining Co.

Owner Name: U.S. Smelting, Refining And Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Discovery Year: 1863
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR PARALLEL BEDDING OR VERTICAL ALONG FISSURES


Structure

Type: L
Description: Jordan Ls (N-S, N 30 - 55 E, 45 Nw), Fractures (N 30 - 50 E, N 30 - 60 W), Roll Fault (N 40 W, 40 Sw, 275 Ft Displc.), Other Faults (N 30 - 45 E, 75 - 85 E; N 36 - 75 W, N & S Dip)


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1905 : 65 % PB, 25 OZ AG, $2.20 AU IN THE LIONS DEN ORE BODY. AVERAGE: 2 - 3 % CU, 12 - 20 CENTS AU, 3 - 5 OZ AG.


Materials

Ore: Tenorite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcanthite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Bornite


Comments

Comment (Workings): CHIEF LEVELS OF THE MINE ARE: NO. 1 TUNNEL, DELIA B OR MILL TUNNEL, UTAH TUNNEL, 400 FT LEVEL AND THE 500 FT. LEVEL. TOTAL LENGTH OF WORKINGS INCLUDING THE NIAGARA AND TELEGRAPH MINE EXCEEDS 15 MILES.

Comment (Location): CLAIMS INCLUDE: JORDAN, GALENA, AMERICAN FLAG, LITTLE MATTIE, EXCELSIOR, EXCELSIOR NO. 2, AND STEAMBOAT. THE MINE TODAY IS UNDERNEATH THE WASTE DUMPS.

Comment (Commodity): THE CUPRIFEROUS PYRITE IS EVEN FINE GRAINED AND MASSIVE.

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION TO 1900 TOTALED $12,000,000 .

Comment (Development): THE U.S. MINING CO OF 1899 TOOK CONTROL OF THE OLD JORDAN, GALENA (INCLUDING THE NORTHERN LIGHT, ORPHAN BOY, LIVE PINE, ETC.), UTAH, NIAGARA, SPANISH, AND OLD TELEGRAPH MINES.

Comment (Geology): THE LIMESTONE ARE BANDED WHITE AND GRAY. QUARTZITE UNDERLIES THE LS AND MONZONITE CUTS BOTH THE LS AND QUARTZITE.

Comment (Deposit): ANALYSIS OF LIMESTONE FROM EMMA WEST DRIFT GIVES: GRAY LS: 12.5 % SIO2, 1.99 % AL2O3, 3.66 % MGO, 48.34 % CAO, 4.31 % H2O, 28.06 % CO2, 0.56 % P2O5; WHITE LS: 50.41 % SIO2, 0.80 % AL2O3, 24.57 % MGO, 9.74 % CAO, 11.81 % H2O, 1.61 % CO2, 0.15 % P2O5.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1973 GEOLMAP TOOKER, ROBERTS, MOORE, USGS PROF PA 629AB

Reference (Production): USBM MIN. RES 1916 - 1920

Reference (Deposit): ALL WORKS DONE BY U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Reference (Deposit): 1920 COMPILE BUTLER, B.S., USGS PROF PA 111

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF. PAPER 38.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL. 213-D, 1902, P. 108.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL. 260, 1904, P. 239

Reference (Deposit): 3A) UTAH G & MS BULL. 82, 1969, P. 211

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 03-25-1958

Reference (Deposit): 1885 OTHER HUNTLEY, D.B., TENTH CENSUS, U.S., V. 13

Reference (Deposit): 1905 COMPILE BOUTWELL, J.M., USGS PROF PA. 38