Silver Mountain Mine

The Silver Mountain Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,039 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: Silver Mountain Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,039 Feet (2,755 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.62389, -111.67500

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Silver Mountain Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Mountain Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold


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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1884
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: On North Limb Of Uinta Arch, East Of Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Alta Thrust Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: DUMP SAMPLE (PPM): 575 AG, 1.12 AU, 1250 CU, 110000 PB, 14500 ZN, 150 AS, 17 CO, 14 NI


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Smithsonite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Production): SMALL PRODUCTION TOOK PLACE IN 1887 AND INTERMITTENTLY UP TO 1918

Comment (Development): MINE DISCOVERED IN LATE 1870S, WORKED AS PART OF THE CARBONATE MINE BY THE KESSLER MINING CO.

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

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN IRREGULAR INCLINE, A TUNNEL AND STOPES BELOW THE TUNNEL, TOTAL EXTENT OF WORKINGS IS APPROXIMATELY 1000 FT.


References

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOL. OF THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUAD., UTAH: USGS MAP GQ-378.

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C. AND BUTLER, B.S., 1943, GEOL. AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 201, P. 105.

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 19798 GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: UGMS BULLETIN 114, P. 59-60.

Reference (Production): UGMS BULLETIN 114 PG. 59-60