Tom Moore Tunnel

The Tom Moore Tunnel is a silver, lead, and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 8,681 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: Tom Moore Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 8,681 Feet (2,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.59111, -111.63472

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Tom Moore Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tom Moore Tunnel


Commodity

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


Location

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


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
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, IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: On The North Limb Of The Uinta Arch; East Of The Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Snow Fault, Brain Fissure, Alta Thrust Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena


Comments

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

Comment (Development): TOM MOORE TUNNEL IS PART OF THE PRODUCTIVE COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED MINE, NO PRODUCTION, HOWEVER, IS REPORTED FROM THE TOM MOORE TUNNEL ITSELF

Comment (Workings): TUNNEL AT LEAST 1,300 FT. LONG


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. 121-122.

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOL., ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH: UGMS BULL. 114, 98 P.