Erie Mine

The Erie Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,250 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: Erie Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,250 Feet (1,905 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.53722, -112.15639

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Erie Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Erie Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver


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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Fissure (N 20 E - S 20 W, Vertical)


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): THREE TUNNELS: UPPER - 100 FT, MIDDLE - 80 FT, LOWER - 275 FT.

Comment (Geology): THE FISSURE CUTS A SUCCESSION OF QUARTZITE AND INTERBEDDED CALCAREOUS CARBONACEOUS SHALES. THE MINE IS CLOSE TO THE AXIS OF THE BINGHAM SYNCLINE.

Comment (Deposit): SHOOTS IN QUARTZITE ARE UP TO 3 FT WIDE, IN SHALE UP TO 12 FT WIDE.

Comment (Location): BOUGHT BY THE OHIO COPPER CO. IN 1903 . THE MINE TODAY IS UNDERNEATH THE WASTE DUMPS OF THE BINGHAM OPEN PIT MINE.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF. PAPER 38. P. 294

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 04-25-1958