Oxford and Geneva Mines

The Oxford and Geneva Mines is a silver, lead, and gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,941 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: Oxford and Geneva Mines  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,941 Feet (3,030 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.56667, -111.64417

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Oxford and Geneva Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Oxford and Geneva Mines


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Cottonwood (Alta) 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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Near Axis Of Uinta Arch, East Of Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Alta Thrust Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

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

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 30 TO 90 OZ./TON AG, 40 TO 60 % PB, 3 DOLLARS/TON AU


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1973

Comment (Production): 20,000 DOLLARS PRODUCTION BY 1880

Comment (Deposit): PROBABLY EXPLORING NE FISSURES

Comment (Workings): LENGTH OF WORKINGS BY 1880


References

Reference (Production): BUTLER, B.S., ET.AL., 1920, P. 256.

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C. AND BUTLER, B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 201, P. 128 AND PL. 30.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S, ET.AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS BULL. 111, P. 256.

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUADRANGLE, UTAH: USGS MAP GQ-378.