Iowa Copper Mine

The Iowa Copper Mine is a silver and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 8,924 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: Iowa Copper Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 8,924 Feet (2,720 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.6175, -111.56778

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Iowa Copper Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Iowa Copper Mine
Secondary: Silver King Mining Co. Group


Commodity

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


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
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

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: In The Southern End Of The Workings, The Limestone Is Intensely Bleached And Argillized Near The Bottom Of The Park City Fm.


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ESTIMATED AT 15 - 20 % CU IN 1916


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): UNDERGROUND. 15%-20% CU

Comment (Production): 900 TONS OF COPPER ORE SHIPPED BETWEEN 1916 - 1919 .

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 2800 FT ADIT WITH INCLINE SHAFTS.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: SEVERAL DIKES CUT ACROSS THE BEDS


References

Reference (Deposit): JAMES,L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURV., BULL. 114, P. 82-86.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 09-24-1962

Reference (Production): JAMES, 1979, P. 85

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS,F.C. & BUTLER,B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA: USGS PROF. PAPER 201, P. 113.

Reference (Deposit): USGS MIN. RES. 1916-1920.