Ontario Mine

The Ontario Mine is a lead, zinc, and silver mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 7,874 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Ontario Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 7,874 Feet (2,400 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.625, -111.48889

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Ontario Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ontario Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Cadmium
Secondary: Antimony
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Summit
District: Park City Dist.


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.

Owner Name: Park City Ventures (Anaconda, Asarco)


Production

Year: 1970
Time Period: 1875-1970
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^4.13 % Pb, 5.46 % Zn, 0.098 % Cu, 21.02 G Ag/Mt, 0.02 G Au/Mt
Year: 1975
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^7. % Pb, 9.9 % Zn, 154 G/Mt Ag, (Est. By P.G.S. For April - Dec '75)


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1895
Discovery Year: 1868
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR, ERRATIC POCKETS AND VEINS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Park City Anticline - Ore On East And West Limbs

Type: L
Description: Ontario Fault - Vein, Hawkeye And Number Nine Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: DISTRICTS HUMBUG BEDS REPLACEMENT ORE HISTORICALLY AVERAGED 6.4% PB, 8.67% ZN, 0.14% CU, 199 G/MT AG, 0.86 G/MT AU. NEW ORE AVERAGES 7% PB, 9.9% ZN, 154 G/MT AG + BYPRODUCT CD, SB, CU


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): OVER 4 MIL MT

Comment (Commodity): RECOVERY RATES 86% FOR PB, 87% FOR ZN IN 1975 AND IMPROVEMENT IS EXPECTED.

Comment (Production): 272 MTPD ORE SHIPPED TO MIDVALE MILL, 1965 - 1970. IN 1971, ORE SHIPMENTS WERE TERMINATED AND AN EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BEGAN. MINE REOPENED 4 - 75, REACHED 635 MTPD (4536 MTPWEEK) BY 7 - 75. RECOVERY RATE FOR PB - 86%, ZN - 87% AND IMPROVING.

Comment (Workings): ORE IS LOCATED ON THE NOSE OF A NORTHERLY PLUNGING ANTICLINE. NEW DEPOSITS ARE IN POCKETS OF 5,000 TO 50,000 TONS AT DEPTHS OF BETWEEN 610 AND 730 M. INDIVIDUAL ORE SHOOTS ARE 200 M LONG, 15 M WIDE 3 M THICK.


References

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, A. H., 1973, LEAD AND ZINC RESOURCES IN UTAH; UTAH GEOL. AND MINERALOGICAL SURVEY, SPECIAL STUDIES 44, JULY 1973 P. 26 - 32

Reference (Deposit): WHITE, L., 1975, ONTARIO PROJECT KEEPS MINING ALIVE IN UTAH'S HISTORIC PARK CITY DISTRICT; ENGIN. AND MINING JOUR. 2 - 76 P. 67 - 72

Reference (Deposit): GRANT, S. K., 1966, METALLIZATION AND PARAGENESIS IN THE PARK CITY DIST., UTAH, PHD THESIS, 183 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1971 DIREXPL PARK CITY VENTURES - NEW ORE FOUN

Reference (Production): MINING RECORD 7-9-75. JAMES, A. H., 1973, PB - ZN IN UTAH P. 29

Reference (Reserve-Resource): E/MJ, FEB. 1976. P. 67

Reference (Deposit): BARNES, M. P., SIMOS, J. G., 1968, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DIST. WITH A CONTRIBUTION ON THE MAYFLOWER LODE; IN RIDGE, J. D. ED, ORE DEPOSITS OF U. S. 1933 - 1967, V. 2 P. 1102


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