North Bingham Mine

The North Bingham Mine is a silver, lead, zinc, and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,100 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: North Bingham Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,100 Feet (2,164 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.58333, -112.15667

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North Bingham Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: North Bingham Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures, Fractures, Fault, And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Limonite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Hematite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, WEATHERING TO A LIGHT BLUISH GRAY, SMOOTH SURFACED, FINE-GRAINED AND LAMINATED. THIN BANDS OF QUARTZITES ARE SOMETIMES PRESENT. LENSE OF COARSE-GRAINED, WELL-ROUNDED QUARTZOSE SAND OR FINE-GRAINED SILT MAKES UP ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF THE ROCK. INTRAFORMATIONAL BRECCIA AND CONTORYED LAMINATIONS ARE COMMON.

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES NEAR THE BASE OF KIRKMAN FORMATION. THE HOSTROCKS ARE SHEARED AND ALTERED. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES AND FRACTURES. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ

Comment (Workings): ONE ADIT, CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE; SEVERAL OTHER SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)


References

Reference (Deposit): BRAY, E.R., WILSON, J.C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P.P. 38, 410P.