The Cottonwood Atlantis is a silver and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 10,850 feet.
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Elevation: 10,850 Feet (3,307 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.56778, -111.63556
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Cottonwood Atlantis MRDS details
Primary: Cottonwood Atlantis
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Cottonwood District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Ne Dikes, Alta Thrust,
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
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.
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