The Mercur Mine #1 is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,040 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: 6,040 Feet (1,841 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 40.32528, -112.20528
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Mercur Mine #1 MRDS details
Primary: Mercur Mine #1
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: Past Producer
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, Fractures, Fault And Folds
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Limonitization, Kaolimization, And Silification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES NOT AVAILABLE
Comment (Workings): ONE PIT OF 120X100X100 FT SIZE
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FRACTURES AND FISSURES IN ALTERED WALLROCKS.
Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY FRACTURED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, CHERTY, DOLOMITIC, SILICIFIED AND IMPREGNATED WITH VEINS OF QUARTZ, JASPEROID AND CALCITE. SHALES ARE FRIABLE, GREENISH GRAY TO BLACK, CARBONACEOUS, SERICITIC, SILICEOUS, AND KAOLIMITIC. LIMONITIC STAINS ARE VERY COMMON ON WALLROCKS.
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.
Reference (Production): MOHAMMAD, H., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: U.G.M.S.