The Rosa Tunnel is a lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,900 feet.
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Elevation: 7,900 Feet (2,408 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 40.53583, -112.17889
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Rosa Tunnel MRDS details
Primary: Rosa Tunnel
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District
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.
Owner Name: Kennecott Minerals Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Fractures, Fissures And Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES ON THE SOUTHWESTERN FLANK OF BINGHAM SYNCLINE. HOST ROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED AND ALTERED. ORE IS COMPLETELY OXIDIZED.
Comment (Workings): 1,000 FT TUNNEL; COLLAPSED; INACESSIBLE
Comment (Geology): THE FRACTURE ZONE CARRIES A RED-BROWN, GRAY AND BLACK OCHEROUS GOUGE.
Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P.P. 38, 410P.
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.