Butterfield Mine

The Butterfield Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,161 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: Butterfield Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,161 Feet (1,878 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.48778, -112.12056

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Butterfield Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Butterfield Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Kennecott Minerals Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Dolomite


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): BRAY,E. R., WILSON, J.C., 1975,GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAN MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAN MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTTLER, B.S., ET.AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. 111.672P.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAN MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P.P.38,410P.