Columbia

The Columbia is a copper and gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,549 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: Columbia  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,549 Feet (1,996 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.52028, -112.14194

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Columbia MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Columbia
Secondary: Ohio Copper Company


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: THREE VEINS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: HIGH CU VALUES AND $6 IN GOLD IN ONE FISSURE


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ALONG THE CONTACT OF MONZONITE AND QUARTZITE. SEAMS ALONG FISSURES UP TO 14 FT WIDE.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: A 12 - 14 FT OF PYRITIC SULFIDE IS OVERLAIN BY 3 FT OF DECOMPOSED QUARTZITE, 1 FT OF ORE, AND A SLICKENSLIDED ALTERED ROOF OF TALCOSE MATERIAL.

Comment (Commodity): SURFACE CARBONATES, OXIDES, AND NATIVE COPPER PASS DOWNWARD INTO SECONDARY SULPHIDES AND PRIMARY SULPHIDES AT DEPTH. CORES OF BLACK PYRITIC SULPHIDES IN GREEN CARBONATES.

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION OF 175,000 LBS OF COPPER IN 1902 .

Comment (Location): MINE IS NOW DUG UP BY THE OPEN PIT. ALTITUDE IS THAT OF THE ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE.

Comment (Workings): 1,000 FT TUNNEL AND DRIFTS WITH INCLINE, STOPES.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 38 , P. 260

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