Lucky Boy Mine

The Lucky Boy Mine is a manganese and iron mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,860 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: Lucky Boy Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,860 Feet (2,091 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese, Iron

Lat, Long: 40.48722, -112.14000

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Lucky Boy Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lucky Boy Mine


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Primary: Iron
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Barium-Barite


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Kennecott Minerals Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures, Fractures And Fold


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ANALYSIS OF MALLARIDITE 25.6% MNO, 28.9% SO3, 45.5% H2O
Analytical Data: ANALYSIS OF LUCKITE 1.9% MNO, 0.2% MGO, 21.7% FEO, 26.3% SO3, 0.5% CAO 7.2% INSOLUBLES, 42% H2O


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Barite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Workings): ONE ADIT, CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE; SEVERAL SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.

Comment (Geology): THE HOSTROCKS ARE HIGHLY SHATTERED AND BRECCIATED; MINERALIZATION IS ALONG FISSURES IN ALTERED HOSTROCKS.

Comment (Deposit): ANALYTICAL ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

Reference (Deposit): BRAY, E.R., WILSON, J.C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P.P. 38, 410P.