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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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
Primary: North Bingham Mine
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Basin And Range
Description: Fissures, Fractures, Fault, And Folds
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
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)
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.