The Oregon Prospect is a copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,479 feet.
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Elevation: 5,479 Feet (1,670 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 40.1575, -113.83444
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Oregon Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Oregon Prospect
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District
Land ownership: State
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Owner Name: Everett And Marion Tripp
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Deep Creek Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: TABULAR, IRREGULAR
Description: Basin And Range
Description: Northwest-Striking Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silication, Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): 3 CLAIMS IN RESTRICTED AREA, LOCATION APPROXIMATE
Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION
Comment (Workings): PROSPECT PITS
Comment (Deposit): FISSURE VEINS IN THE LEUCOGRANITE NEAR THE LEUCOGRANITE-GNEISSIC BIOTITE GRANITE CONTACT.
Comment (Location): ON THE WEST EDGE OF THE ROAD LEADING SOUTH FROM GOLD HILL VILLAGE.
Comment (Deposit): COPPER MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH INTERSECTING NORTHWEST-STRIKING FAULTS AND A QUARTZ MONZONITE PLUG THAT HAS INTRUDED ALONG ONE OF THE FAULTS.
Comment (Workings): FIVE SHAFTS, THREE OF EST. DEPTH 25-30 FT., OTHER TWO OF UNKNOWN DEPTH, FOUR VERY SHORT ADITS (10-25 FT.), TRENCHES, PROSPECT PITS, BULLDOZER CUTS. THE SHAFT SYMBOL ON THE USGS 7.5 MINUTE GOLD HILL TOPOGRAPHIC MAP IS REPRESENTED BY A FILLED SHAFT.
Comment (Geology): THE INTERSECTING FAULTS STRIKE N60W AND N30W (APPROX.). THE N30W FAULT CONTROLLED ORE DEPOSITION AT THE CANE SPRINGS MINE; A QTZ. MONZONITE PLUG INTRUDED ALONG THE N60W FAULT.
Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1980, 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. 162.
Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, PL. 2
Reference (Deposit): 1935 RECON NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, P. 162
Reference (Deposit): 1980 RECON UGMS, OPEN FILE REPT.
Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, USGS PROF. PAPER 177, AND MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1980, ON-SITE INV.