Melco Mine

The Melco Mine is a gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,700 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: Melco Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2,347 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.58389, -112.15556

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Melco Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Melco Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Tellurium
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Thallium
Tertiary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Strontium
Tertiary: Selenium
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Nickel


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Kennecott Copper Corp.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1989
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: The Ne-Plunging, Nw-Dipping Overturned Melco Syncline Trends Through The Melco Deposit.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

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.


References

Reference (Deposit): KENNECOTT UTAH COPPER, 1991, BARNEYS CANYON MINE FACT SHEET - MINING