Niagara

The Niagara is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,001 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: Niagara  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.51139, -112.14667

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Niagara MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Niagara
Secondary: U.S. Mining Co.


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver


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

Form: ELONGATED IRREGULAR LENSES


Structure

Type: L
Description: Jordan Ls (E-W, 35 - 40 N)


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Ls Is Metamorphosed Almost Entirely To A Highly Siliceous Cherty Marble.


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: 1860'S : $3 - 6/TON AU


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): INCLUDES: SPANISH NO. 1 , SPANISH , 1899 , MAYBERRY, AND FRANKLIN LEVELS. THE MINE IS DUG UP BY THE OPEN PIT.

Comment (Production): FROM 50,440 TONS ORE. ALSO PRODUCED DECREASING AMOUNTS FRM 1932 TO 1945

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: EITHER BARREN QUARTZITE OR MARBLE FORMS THE FOOTWALL AND BARREN MARBLE OR INTRUSIVE BODIES THE HANGING WALL.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 38 , P. 240

Reference (Deposit): USBM MIN. RES. 1930-1945.

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