Silver Shield

The Silver Shield is a silver and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,251 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: Silver Shield  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,251 Feet (2,210 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.50639, -112.15000

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Silver Shield MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Shield


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: 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
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: UPRIGHT, TABULAR MASSES OR SEAMS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Fracture Zone (N 30 - 45 E, 85 Nw) And Up To 4 Ft Wide.


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: Eocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1905 : 91 OZ AG, 47 % PB, 4 % CU, AND 2.5 OZ AU PER TON. AVERAGE VALUES ARE 41.5 % PB, 42 OZ AG, 3.5 % CU, $2.5 AU PER TON.


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite


Comments

Comment (Location): CONSOLIDATED WITH BULLY BOY IN 1902. THE MINE IS NOW UNDER THE WASTE DUMPS.

Comment (Workings): A 1000 FT ADIT WITH A 110 FT SHAFT CONNECTING TWO OTHER LEVELS 200 AND 300 FT LONG.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: THE FRACTURE ZONE CONTAINS BRECCIATED QUARTZITE, BARREN BLACK GOUGE, AND ALTERED AND CRUSHED PORPHYRY MONZONITE. THIS IN TURN CONTAINS PAY STREAKS OF SILVER AND GALENA.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 38 , P. 246

Reference (Deposit): USGS MIN. RES. 1918-1921.

Reference (Deposit): USBM MIN. RES. 1926.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 02-18-1965