Sure Fire

The Sure Fire is a mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 7,520 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: Sure Fire  

State:  Utah

County:  San Juan

Elevation: 7,520 Feet (2,292 Meters)


Lat, Long: 38.49139, -109.32944

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Satelite View

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Satelite image of the Sure Fire

Sure Fire MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sure Fire


Tertiary: Uranium
Tertiary: Vanadium


State: Utah
County: San Juan
District: Brumley Ridge Area

Land Status

Land ownership: State 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.


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Type: Underground


Owner Name: Othe R. Murphy, Agent


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: Canyon Lands
Physiographic Detail: La Sal Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISION: SW 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 SEC. 31


Reference (Reserve-Resource): ARCHIE D. SMITH, 1977

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