The Iowa Copper Mine is a silver and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 8,924 feet.
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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
Primary: Iowa Copper Mine
Secondary: Silver King Mining Co. Group
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
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.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: ESTIMATED AT 15 - 20 % CU IN 1916
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
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.