Confidence Mine

The Confidence Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,070 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: Confidence Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,070 Feet (2,155 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.64583, -111.66528

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Confidence Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Confidence Mine
Secondary: Bachelor Claims


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Zinc


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: S. A. Parry


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1932
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: North Flank, Big Cottonwood Uplift


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching


Rocks

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

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 30% PB, 7% CU
Analytical Data: SHIPMENT ASSAY 100-150 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Silver
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): LEASERS MINED A LITTLE ORE IN 1931, A SMALL LOT WAS SHIPED IN 1932

Comment (Deposit): THIS DEPOSIT WAS FORMED BY THE INTRUSION OF THIN DIORITE SILLS INTO THE LIMESTONE COUNTRY ROCK

Comment (Location): ANOTHER TUNNEL LIES 200 FT. SW OF THIS LOCATION ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Workings): THE LOWER ADIT IS APPROXIMATELY 220 FT. IN LENGTH. THE UPPER ADIT IS 600 FT. IN LENGTH WITH TWO WINZES LOCATED AT 100 FT. AND 550 FT. FROM THE PORTAL.


References

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSISTS, AND HISTROY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT SALT ALKE 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

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

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

Reference (Production): JAMES, L.P., 1979, P. 55-56