Old Telegraph

The Old Telegraph is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,900 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 Telegraph  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,900 Feet (2,103 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.50972, -112.13833

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Old Telegraph MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Old Telegraph


Commodity

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


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


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR LENSES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Metamorphosed Limestone


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1876 : 50.43 % LEAD CARBONATES, 15.02 % PBS, 3.78 % IRON OXIDES, 0.67 % COPPER SULFIDES, 7.37 % IRON SULFIDES, 12.47 % SILICA, 3.01 % ALUMINA, 3.64 % LS, 0.26 % MG CARB., 3.04 % SULFATES, 0.19 % H2O, 0.06 % AG PER TON


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): INCLUDES NEZ PERCES, NO-YOU-DON'T AND MONTREAL MINES. CONSOLIDATED IN 1900 WITH OLD JORDAN, GALENA, AND NIAGARA AS THE U.S. MINING CO. THE MINE TODAY IS UNDER THE WASTE DUMPS OF THE OPEN PIT.

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION TO 1900 WAS ABOUT $16,000,000.

Comment (Workings): A SERIES OF TUNNELS NAMED TRIBUNE, CONTRACT, MONTREAL, CARPENTER SHOP, EVANS, PROCTOR, GRECIAN BEND, MILL, ROMAN EMPIRE, AND MONTANA. TOTAL WORKINGS COMBINE WITH THE OLD JORDAN AND NIAGARA IS ABOUT 15 MILES.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: THE ORE LIES BETWEEN A HANGING WALL OF EITHER SEMI-CRYSTALLINE LIMESTONE OR MONZONITE AND A FOOTWALL OF EITHER QUARTZITE OR CHERTY LIMESTONE.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 38 , P. 248

Reference (Deposit): LAVAGNINO, G., 1887 , THE OLD TELEGRAPH MINE, UTAH: TRANS. AIME VOL. 16 , P. 25 - 33

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