Gold Hill Standard Prospect

The Gold Hill Standard Prospect is a lead, silver, and arsenic mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,351 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: Gold Hill Standard Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,351 Feet (1,631 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Arsenic

Lat, Long: 40.16583, -113.82500

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Gold Hill Standard Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Hill Standard Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Arsenic
Secondary: Molybdenum
Secondary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Gold Hill Standard Mining


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: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Deep Creek Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: THE GALENA-RICH ORE WAS ESTIMATED TO CONTAIN 2 OUNCES OF SILVER TO EACH PERCENT OF LEAD.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Wulfenite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Anglesite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Jarosite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): NARROW, NORTH WEST-STRIKING QUARTZ VEINS AND LIMONITE-FILLED FISSURES IN QUARTZ MONZONITE; ALSO WEAK MINERALIZATION ALONG NORTHEAST-STRIKING APLITE DIKES.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS: 25 FT. DEEP INCLINED SHAFT, A FEW TRENCHES, NUMEROUS PITS.

Comment (Geology): NOLAN DESCRIBED THE ORE MINERALIZATION AS VERY ERRATIC, WITH IN SOME PLACES LENSES OF GALENA 1 FT. WIDE AND SEVERAL FT. LONG.

Comment (Deposit): DURING THE UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY FIELD WORK OF 1981, THE FISSURES DID NOT APPEAR AS WELL MINERALIZED AS NOLAN (1935, P. 149) HAD DESCRIBED. THE ONLY MINERALS IDENTIFIED AS POSSIBLE ORE MINERALS OR THE ALTERATION PRODUCTS OF SUCH, WERE SCORODITE, LIMONITE, JAROSITE, AND A VERY MINOR AMOUNT OF SPHALERITE. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV; 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: NOLAN, T.B., 1935, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177, P. 149

Reference (Deposit): DOELLING, H.H., AND H.M. MESSENGER III, 1981, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY.

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177, P. 149.

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, PL. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1935 RECON NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, P. 149

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177, P. 149