The Cottonwood Metals Prospect is a lead and zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,402 feet.
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Elevation: 7,402 Feet (2,256 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc
Lat, Long: 40.64056, -111.63556
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Cottonwood Metals Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Cottonwood Metals Prospect
Secondary: Watrous Prospect
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: U.S. Forest Service
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: N. Flank Of Big Cottonwood Uplift
Description: Silver Fork Fault
Comment (Location): JUST SE OF THE SPRUCES CAMPGROUND ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977
Comment (Workings): 2100 FT. OF TOTAL WORKING INDICATED IN 1924
Comment (Geology): A DRIFT EXTENDS EASTERLY ALONG THE CONTACT BETWEEN THE LIMESTONE AND SHALE MEMBERS OF THE OPHIR FORMATION. SOUTHWARD THE TUNNEL CROSSES FAULTING AND ENTERS MISS. LIMESTONE
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
Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C., AND B.S. BUILER, 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN TORIC AREA, UTAH: U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 201
Reference (Deposit): BUTLER AND OTHERS, 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S. GEOL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 111