Cottonwood Gold Eagle Mine

The Cottonwood Gold Eagle Mine is a silver and iron mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,709 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 Gold Eagle Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,709 Feet (2,045 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Iron

Lat, Long: 40.61139, -111.77000

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Cottonwood Gold Eagle Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cottonwood Gold Eagle Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood Canyon Mouth Area


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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1925
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: OTHER, UNKNOWN


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Fault Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): NORTH SIDE OF FERGUSON CANYON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Production): SMALL SHIPMENT OF SILVER ORE IN 1925

Comment (Deposit): THE LAST 15 FT. OF THE ADIT IS RICH IN IRON


References

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD DISTRICT, UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY BULLETIN 114, P.49.

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.B., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE DRAPER QUADRANGLE, UTAH: USGS MAP GQ-377.

Reference (Production): JAMES, L.P., 1979, P. 49.