Rustler Prospect

The Rustler Prospect is a gold and copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,099 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: Rustler Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.1325, -113.83139

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Rustler Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rustler Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Tungsten


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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Joseph K. Murphy


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillitization, Sericitization, Bleaching


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Powellite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Molybdite
Ore: Ferrimolybdite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Jarosite
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Tourmaline


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): 10-15 TONS OF ORE ON DUMP

Comment (Deposit): REPLACEMENT DEPOSIT IN QUARTZ MONZONITE

Comment (Workings): ONE LARGE DEEP CUT 110X40X35 FT. DEEP AND NUMEROUS SHORT ADITS, SHALLOW SHAFTS AND DECLINES AND PITS.


References

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

Reference (Reserve-Resource): MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1981, ON SITE INSPECTION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, TOOELE CO., UTAH: USGS PP. 177

Reference (Deposit): EL SHATOURY AND WHELAN, 1970, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, TOOELE CO, UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY BULL. 83

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

Reference (Deposit): 1970 RECON UNIV. OF UTAH, UTAH GEOL. SURV. BULL. 83