The Mercur Canyon Prospect is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,001 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 40.31639, -112.20556
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Mercur Canyon Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Mercur Canyon Prospect
District: Mercur District
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.
Owner Name: Getty Oil Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Basin And Range
Description: Fissures And Fractures
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)
Comment (Deposit): WALL ROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED AND ALTERED. ORE MINERALS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS.
Comment (Geology): LIMESTONES ARE GRAY, CHERTY AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE GREENISH TO BLACK, HIGHLY PULVERIZED AND CRUMPLED. QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINS ARE COMMON IN THE HOSTROCKS
Comment (Workings): PIT AND TRENCHES
Reference (Deposit): BISSELL,H.J., ET. AL., 1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO.14, UT. GEOL. SOC.:U.G.M.S. BULL.14,262P.
Reference (Deposit): GILLULY,J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES:U.S.G.S. PROF.PA. 173, 167P.
Reference (Deposit): BUTTLER,B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH:U.S.G.S. PROF PA. 111, 672P.
Reference (Deposit): SPURR,J.E., 1895, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE MERCUR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH:U.S.G.S. 16TH. ANN. REPT., PT.2, 454P.