Alix Prospect

The Alix Prospect is a copper and gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 5,620 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: Alix Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 5,620 Feet (1,713 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.57861, -111.78583

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Alix Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Alix Prospect
Secondary: Utah Philadelphia


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Willow Area


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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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 Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FROM ORE PILE ON DUMP OF SECOND LOWEST ADIT (IN PPM): AG-1.5, AU-23.26, CU-230, ZN-15, W-2, CO-25, NI-40
Analytical Data: FROM DUMP OF LOWEST TUNNEL (IN PPM): AG-1.0, AU-.02, CU-210, MO-1, PB-15, ZN-35, W-5


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Epidote


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Development): NO PRODUCTION NOTED BUT MAY HAVE BEEN INCLUDED WITH DIPPER CLAIM; WORKED IN EARLY 1900'S

Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ - EPIDOTE VEIN

Comment (Workings): ADITS AND SHALLOW PROSPECTS OF UNDETERMINED EXTENT.


References

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD DISTRICT, UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY BULLETIN 114, P. 47, TABLE 5.

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE DRAPER QUADRANGLE, UTAH: USGS MAP GQ-377.