The Silver Mountain Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 8,999 feet.
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Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.62417, -111.67500
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Silver Mountain Mine MRDS details
Primary: Silver Mountain Mine
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: FIRST CLASS ORE IN 1881 ASSAYED 65 % PB, 80 OZ/TON AG.
Comment (Production): ESTIMATED 300 TONS PRODUCED IN 1886 VALUED AT $40,000.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 138 FT INCLINE, A TUNNEL AND A 40 FT WINZE.
Comment (Location): ACC. SE 1/4 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 SECT. 24
Reference (Deposit): PERRY,L.I. & MCCARTHY,B.M., 1977, LEAD AND ZINC IN UTAH: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURV., ECON. GEOL. SECT., OPEN-FILE REPT. NO. 22, P. 293-294.
Reference (Deposit): JAMES,L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURV., BULL. 114, P. 59-60.