Colorado Mine

The Colorado Mine is a copper 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: Colorado Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Primary Mineral: Copper, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.51111, -112.15139

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Colorado Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Colorado Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead


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
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Limestone (N 60 E, 55 N)


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: HIGH CU VALUES, AND ABOUT 51 % PB


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE IS WHITE AND CRYSTALLINE AND FRACTURE ALONG SEVERAL N-S PLANES. THE ORE CAME UP IN A VERTICAL FISSURE AND REPLACE THE LIMESTONE BEDS. CUPRIFEROUS PYRITE BANDS ALONG BEDS OF LIMESTONE AWAY FROM FISSURE.

Comment (Commodity): GALENA RESTRICTED TO FISSURES

Comment (Location): MINE IS DUG UP BY THE OPEN PIT

Comment (Deposit): REPLACEMENT ORE IS ENTIRELY IN LIMESTONE.

Comment (Workings): 300 FT TUNNEL, CROSSCUTS, 50 FT WINZE.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF. PAPER 38 , P. 245

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