Monte Cristo Prospect

The Monte Cristo Prospect is a copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,600 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: Monte Cristo Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2,926 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 40.6, -111.65000

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Satelite image of the Monte Cristo Prospect

Monte Cristo Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Monte Cristo Prospect
Secondary: Horsshoe Claims


Commodity

Primary: Copper


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

Owner Name: U.S. Forest Service


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: On North Limb Of Uinta Arch; East Of Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: East And West Superior Faults To East; Alta Thrust


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite


Comments

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

Comment (Workings): SHAFT LESS THAN 200 FT DEEP

Comment (Geology): THE SHAFT IS COLLARED IN TALUS


References

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

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTWOOD DISTRICT UTAH: UGMS BULLETIN 114, PG. 71.