Commercial

The Commercial is a silver, lead, zinc, and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,100 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: Commercial  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,100 Feet (2,164 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.515, -112.15056

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Commercial MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Commercial
Secondary: Bingham Copper and Gold Mining Company


Commodity

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


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: SHOOTS, Y SHAPED


Structure

Type: L
Description: Limestone (Dips 30 N), Fissures (Ne-Sw; Nw-Se, E-W), Fracture Zone (E-W, 80 N, Displacement 100 Ft.)


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation To A Depth Of 325 Ft.


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1905 , YELLOW PYRITIC ORE: LITTLE COPPER, ONE OZ AU, 3.32 OZ AG, TRACE OF TELLURIUM. FOR BLACK CHALCOCITE ORE: 42.3 OZ CU, 3.8 OZ GOLD, 58.6 OZ AG AND SOME TELLURIDES.


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Melaconite
Ore: Tenorite
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Enargite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Copper
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): CLAIMS INCLUDE COMMERCIAL, COMMERCIAL #1, VERNARD TUNNEL, AND OLD HICKORY. CONSOLIDATED WITH THE BROOKLYN-DALTON AND LARK PROPERTY IN 1901. THE MINE HAS BEEN EXCAVATED BY THE BINGHAM OPEN PIT MINE.

Comment (Other Database): RECORD NUMBER ISM0724 IS A POTENTIAL DUPLICATE OF THIS RECORD

Comment (Deposit): THE SEAMS OF ORE BIFURCATE AND TERMINATES UPWARD.

Comment (Geology): THE COMMERCIAL LIMESTONE IS MASSIVE, CHERTY, SILICIFIED, WHITE, MARBLEIZED, AND BANDED. THE ORE IS DISCONTINUED ON THE WEST BY MONZONITE AND ON THE EAST BY A SLIP PLANE WITH A QUARTZITE HANGING WALL. SOME METAL OCCURS AS SEAMS IN THE INTRUSIVE, BUT THE MAIN ORE BODY IS WHOLLY IN LIMESTONE. LOCALLY, PORPHYRY IS ALSO ON FOOTWALL.

Comment (Commodity): LEAD ORE IS FOUND IN THE UPPER WORKINGS.

Comment (Workings): TWO TUNNELS 300 FT APART VERTICALLY CONNECTED BY INCLINES AND CHUTES. EXTENSIVE DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, AND STOPES ON 4 LEVELS


References

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 38 , P. 254

Reference (Deposit): USGS MIN. RES. 1917-1923.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 05-12-1965