Lark Sand Dunes

The Lark Sand Dunes is a silica mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 5,200 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: Lark Sand Dunes  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silica

Lat, Long: 40.52833, -112.07444

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Satelite image of the Lark Sand Dunes

Lark Sand Dunes MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lark Sand Dunes
Secondary: Lark Tailings Area


Commodity

Primary: Silica


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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Unconsolidated Sediments
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: LINEAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

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

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Clay


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ALIGNED DUNES

Comment (Workings): NO WORKINGS

Comment (Location): LOCATION GIVEN IS A REPRESENTATIVE POINT ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)


References

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

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

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

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. 111, 672P.