Silver Mountain Mine

The Silver Mountain Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 8,999 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 Mountain Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Site Name

Primary: Silver Mountain Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FIRST CLASS ORE IN 1881 ASSAYED 65 % PB, 80 OZ/TON AG.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Smithsonite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Dolomite


Comments

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


References

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.