The Unidentified Prospect is a arsenic mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,961 feet.
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Elevation: 5,961 Feet (1,817 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Arsenic
Lat, Long: 40.22528, -113.88361
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Unidentified Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Unidentified Prospect
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
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
Description: Basin And Range
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silication, Bleaching
Comment (Location): E2, W2
Comment (Deposit): SCARADITE, COPIAPITE, AND IRON OXIDES IN SILICATED, BLEACHED LIMESTONE ALONG THE QTZ. MONZONITE-LIMESTONE CONTACT.
Comment (Workings): PRINCIPAL WORKING IS AN INCLINED (35 DEGREES) SHAFT, TRENDING S60W, AT LEAST 100 FT. LONG. THE OTHER WORKINGS CONSIST OF TWO SHALLOW SHAFTS, 10 AND 30 FT. DEEP, AND A PIT.
Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., USGS PROF. PAPER 17
Reference (Production): MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1980, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UGMS
Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 177
Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, HAROLD M. III, 1980, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY