Mountain Lake Mine

The Mountain Lake Mine is a tungsten, silver, gold, molybdenum, and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,751 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: Mountain Lake Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,751 Feet (2,972 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten, Silver, Gold, Molybdenum, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.5825, -111.58417

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Mountain Lake Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mountain Lake Mine
Secondary: Jack


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Molybdenum
Primary: Copper


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
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

Type: L
Description: Grizzly Overthrust


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Intense Contact Metamorphism Along Contact Of Granodiorite And Madison Ls.


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1939 : 0.78 % WO3 , 0.22 % MO, 0.11 OZ AG, 0.01 OZ AU PER TON.


Materials

Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Brucite
Gangue: Tremolite
Gangue: Forsterite
Gangue: Serpentine
Gangue: Phlogopite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Actinolite


Comments

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: SCHEELITE WAS FOUND IN ALTERED LIMESTONE IN A TACTITE ZONE AT THE CONTACT OF LS AND GRANODIORITE.

Comment (Location): THIS MINE WAS CONSOLIDATED WITH THE GREAT WESTERN MINES CO.

Comment (Workings): MOST WORKINGS ARE CAVED, EXCEPT STEAMBOAT TUNNEL, WHERE IT IS IN SNAKE CREEK CANYON IN WASATCH CO. AND EXTENDS FOR 4,000 FT.


References

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS,F.C. & BUTLER,B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA: USGS PROF. PAPER 201, P. 113-114.

Reference (Deposit): EVERETT, F. D., 1961 , TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN UTAH: USBM INF. CIR. C8014 , P. 22

Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD,A.L. & BURANEK,A.M., 1944, TUNGSTEN RESERVES DISCOVERED IN THE COTTONWOOD & AMERICAN FORK MINING DISTRICTS: UTAH ENGN. EXP. STATION, BULL. 24, P. 19-27.

Reference (Deposit): JAMES,L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURV., BULL. 114, P. 87-88.