South Columbus Prospect

The South Columbus Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 8,579 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: South Columbus Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 8,579 Feet (2,615 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.58889, -111.63250

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South Columbus Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: South Columbus Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Cottonwood (Alta) 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

Type: Underground


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


Structure

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

Type: L
Description: Alta Thrust Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Metamorphosis Of Shale


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Powellite
Ore: Scheelite


Comments

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


References

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. 127

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

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