The Erie Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,250 feet.
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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
Primary: Erie Mine
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Fissure (N 20 E - S 20 W, Vertical)
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.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF. PAPER 38. P. 294
Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 04-25-1958