Murray Copper and Victor Claims

The Murray Copper and Victor Claims is a copper, gold, and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 5,801 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: Murray Copper and Victor Claims  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.61639, -111.77083

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Murray Copper and Victor Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Murray Copper and Victor Claims


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood Canyon Mouth Area


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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 Year: 1912
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: OTHER UNKNOWN


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Fault Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: DUMP SAMPLE 2.4 PPM AG, .14 PPM AU, 2100 PPM CU, 40 PPM PB, 160 PPM ZN, 9 PPM MO, 40 PPM CO, 40 PPM NI


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): SOUTH SIDE OF BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON; VICTOR CLAIMS ARE LOCATED WEST OF THE MURRAY COPPER GROUP ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS

Comment (Workings): THE MAIN TUNNEL OF THE MURRAY COPPER GROUP IS 467 FT. LONG. THE VICTOR TUNNEL IS 65 FT. LONG.


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. 49, FIGURE 5.

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