The Melco Mine is a gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,700 feet.
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Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2,347 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 40.58389, -112.15556
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Melco Mine MRDS details
Primary: Melco Mine
County: Salt Lake
Owner Name: Kennecott Copper Corp.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1989
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin & Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Carbonate-hosted Au-Ag
Description: The Ne-Plunging, Nw-Dipping Overturned Melco Syncline Trends Through The Melco Deposit.
Comment (Commodity): OXIDIZED PORTIONS OF THE OREBODY CONTAIN FREE AU GRAINS THAT RANGE IN SIZE FROM <1 MICRON TO 100 MICRONS.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = TOOELE (1970) 1:250000; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = BINGHAM CANYON (1975) 1:24000
Comment (Reserve-Resource): THE MELCO DEPOSIT CONTAINS BOTH OXIDE AND SULFIDE RESERVES. 1991 RESERVES ARE CALCULATED USING A STRIP RATIO OF 4.89:1.
Comment (Development): IN THE LATE 1960'S, A. J. SWENSEN SAMPLED A SMALL SULFIDE-BEARING DUMP IN A SIDE CANYON OF DRY FORK WHICH CONTAINED 0.100 OPT AU. DISCOVERY OF THE BARNEYS CANYON DEPOSIT IN 1985 PROMPTED ADDITIONAL GOLD EXPLORATION IN THE DISTRICT, LEADING TO RENEWED INTEREST IN THE AREA OF THIS GOLD-BEARING SAMPLE. IN OCTOBER, 1986, AN INITIAL THREE HOLE DRILLING PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED IN THE MELCO AREA. ORE GRADE MINERALIZATION WAS INTERSECTED IN THE FIRST HOLE. MINING BEGAN AT MELCO IN NOVEMBER, 1989. ; ECON.COM: A TOTAL OF 56 PERSONS ARE EMPLOYED AT THE MELCO AND BARNEYS CANYON DEPOSITS.
Reference (Deposit): KENNECOTT UTAH COPPER, 1991, BARNEYS CANYON MINE FACT SHEET - MINING