Sweden Tunnel

The Sweden Tunnel is a lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,700 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: Sweden Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2,347 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 40.53611, -112.18000

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Sweden Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sweden Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Lead


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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Kennecott Minerals Corp.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Fractures, Fissures, And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Geology): THE LOWER TUNNEL CUTS QUARTZITE, A THIN GRAY ARENACEOUS LIMESTONE AND A NW-SW SLIP PLANE BEARING GOUGE. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES TRENDING N20W AND DIPPING 80SW.

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

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES ON THE SOUTHWESTERN FLANK OF BINGHAM SYNCLINE. HOSTROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED AND ALTERED. ORE IS COMPLETELY OXIDIZED.

Comment (Workings): TWO TUNNELS 250 FT EACH; COLLAPSED; INACCESSIBLE


References

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

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRIST 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.