Interstate Brick Quartzite Quarry

The Interstate Brick Quartzite Quarry is a silica mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 5,200 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: Interstate Brick Quartzite Quarry  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silica

Lat, Long: 40.62667, -111.78917

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Interstate Brick Quartzite Quarry MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Interstate Brick Quartzite Quarry


Commodity

Primary: Silica


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Not available


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: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Deposit): SOUTH PIT IS QUARTZITE PIT, NORTH PROSPECT IS METALS PROSPECT ALONG E-W TRENDING BEDDING

Comment (Workings): NORTH PROSPECT, IS A SERIES OF SMALL PITS AND SHORT ADITS IN A DISTURBED AREA MEASURING 169 YD BY 37 YD; SOUTH PIT IS QUARRY 75 YD BY 50 YD WITH A 40 FT HIGHWALL


References

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE SUGAR HOUSE QUADRANGLE: USGS MAP GQ-380.

Reference (Deposit): TRIPP, B.T., 1982, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UGMS.

Reference (Deposit): MINOBRAS, 1974, INDUSTRIAL MINERALS OF UTAH, P. 103.