Franklin Tunnel

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

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold, Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.50972, -112.15250

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Satelite image of the Franklin Tunnel

Franklin Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Franklin Tunnel


Commodity

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


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
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


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: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): THE MINE HAS BEEN EXCAVATED BY THE BINGHAM OPEN PIT.

Comment (Workings): A 5,400 FT TUNNEL IN A S 45 W DIRECTION


References

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

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