Utah Mine

The Utah Mine is a tungsten and manganese mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

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: Utah Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Tungsten, Manganese

Lat, Long: 44.70056, -117.62722

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Utah Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Utah Mine
Secondary: Member of Stephens Group
Secondary: Morton Group


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Pleasant Valley


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

Not available


Production

Year: 1953
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^31.2 To 38.1 % Mn
Year: 1917
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^After Sorting Est. 300 Tons Averaging 40 % Mn.


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS LIKE BODIES ALONG BEDDING PLANES AND JOINTS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.75 % TUNGSTIC ACID IN CRUDE ORE


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): NE 1/4 NE 1/4

Comment (Production): ITEM 1 WAS MANGANESE-BEARING MATERIAL PRODUCED FROM UTAH MINE OF STEPHENS GROUP; IN USGS BULL 879 , GILLULY STATED THAT AN ATTEMPT HAD BEEN MADE TO "UTILIZE THE ... MANGANESE ORES OF THE STEPHENS GROUP FOR TUNGSTEN". MANGANESE ORE IS LOW-GRADE AND HIGH IN SILICA.

Comment (Deposit): ZONE IS 20-30 FT. LONG, 3-5 FT. WIDE

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 2 SHAFTS AND A STOPE. DEVELOPMENT WORK REACHED DEPTH OF 45 FT. 1917 ORE WAS PRODUCED FROM UTAH MINE OF STEPHENS GROUP; IN USGS BULL 879 , GILLULY STATED THAT AN ATTEMPT HAD BEEN MADE TO (UTILIZE THE ... MN ORES ... FOR TUNGSTEN)

Comment (Deposit): RECORD ( D001340 ) MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM OREGON FILE.


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 71 .

Reference (Deposit): LIBBEY, F. W., ET AL, 1942 , MANGANESE IN OREGON: ODGMI, BULL 17 , P. 51 .

Reference (Deposit): GILLUILY, J., 1937 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE BAKER QUADRANGLE, OREGON: USGS BULL. 879 , P.

Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J. T., 1922 , MANGANESE IN MONTANA, UTAH, OREGON, AND WASHINGTON; USGS BULL. 725 - C, P. 224 - 227 .

Reference (Deposit): 5) LEMMON, D. M., UNPUBLISHED DATA.

Reference (Deposit): 6) LEMMON, D. M., AND TWETO, O. L., 19

Reference (Production): LEMMON, D. M., UNPUBLISHED DATE


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