Cottonwood Metals Prospect

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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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 Metals Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Site Name

Primary: Cottonwood Metals Prospect
Secondary: Watrous Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: 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: U.S. Forest Service


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: N. Flank Of Big Cottonwood Uplift

Type: L
Description: Silver Fork Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite


Comments

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


References

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