Cottonwood King Mine

The Cottonwood King Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,201 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: Cottonwood King Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.6475, -111.66417

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Cottonwood King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cottonwood King Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: U.S. Forest Service

Owner Name: S. A. Parry


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: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: N. Flank, Big Cottonwood Uplift


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Silver


Comments

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

Comment (Production): THE COTTONWOOD KING WAS A PB-AG PRODUCER IN 1922

Comment (Geology): THE COTTONWOOD KING ADIT WAS SUPPOSEDLY SEEKING A FISSURE ZONE. THE RED BELL WAS REPORTEDLY SINKING A SEVEN FOOT VEIN


References

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C. AND B.S. BUTLER, 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: U.S. GEOL. SURY. PROF. PAPER 201

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER AND OTHERS, 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 111

Reference (Production): JAMES, L.P., 1979, P. 55

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE CO., UTAH: UTAH GEOL. & MINERAL SURV. BULL. 114.

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D. JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE MOUNT AIRE QUADRANGLE, SALT LAKE CO., UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAP GQ-379.