West Mountain Placer

The West Mountain Placer is a gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 5,600 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: West Mountain Placer  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.555, -112.12583

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.


Satelite image of the West Mountain Placer

West Mountain Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: West Mountain Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGE $.08 - .10/PAN


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): MINE IS BEING DUG UP

Comment (Workings): FOUR SHAFTS WITH DRIFTS

Comment (Deposit): SHAFTS & DRIFTS ON THE BASAL GRAVEL


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF. PAPER 38, P. 358-359.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 04-01-1958