The Newport Claim is a lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,520 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 7,520 Feet (2,292 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 40.64806, -111.67083
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Newport Claim MRDS details
Primary: Newport Claim
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: N. Flank, Big Cottonwood Uplift
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Geology): OXIDIZED LEAD-BEARING GOETHITE
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977
Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT OF UNKNOWN DEPTH
Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE CO., UTAH: UTAH GEOL. & MINERAL SURV. BULL-114.
Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D. JR, 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE MOUNT AIRE QUADRANGLE, SALT LAKE CO., UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAP GQ-379
Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C. AND B.S. BULTER 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: US. GEOL. SURY. PROF. PAPER 201
Reference (Deposit): BUTLER AND OTHERS, 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S GEOL SURVEY PROF. PAPER III