Cottonwood Atlantis

The Cottonwood Atlantis is a silver and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 10,850 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: Cottonwood Atlantis  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 10,850 Feet (3,307 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.56778, -111.63556

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Satelite image of the Cottonwood Atlantis

Cottonwood Atlantis MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cottonwood Atlantis


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little 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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Ne Dikes, Alta Thrust,


Alterations

Not available


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

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: MINERALIZATION HAS OCCURED ALONG FISSURES, IN LIMESTONE BRECCIAS ALONG THE ALTA THRUST, AND IN QUARTZITE. THE ALTA THRUST OCCUR AS A "WINDOW" WHICH FORMS THE TOP OF MOUNT BALDY. BELOW THE WINDOW IS ANOTHER THRUST ZONE WHERE THE UPPER PLATE IS TO THE EAST.


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. 129.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 03-25-1958