Butterfield Canyon Mines

The Butterfield Canyon Mines is a lead and zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 8,599 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 Canyon Mines  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.50833, -112.10250

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Butterfield Canyon Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Butterfield Canyon Mines


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


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

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, Fractures, Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Silicification, Argillization, Biotitization, Chloritization, Etc.


Rocks

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Actinolite
Gangue: Diopside
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Deposit): ORE DEPOSITS LIE IN HIGHLY SHEARED AND BRECCIATED HOSTROCKS. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS.

Comment (Workings): TWO SHAFTS; COLLAPSED; VARIOUS SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.

Comment (Geology): THE ORE LIES WITHOUT ENCEPTION ON FISSURES WHICH TREND NORTHEASTWARD AND SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH BOTH INTRUSIVES AND QUARTZITES/LIMESTONE.

Comment (Deposit): LATITE INTRUSIVES ARE YOUNGER THAN THE SURROUNDING VOLCANIC HOW ROCKS AND BRECCIAS. LATITIC ROCKS AR PRINCIPALLY MEDIUM-GRAY TO MEDIUM-GREENISH-GRAY 'HORNBLENDE-LATITES' AND 'HORNBLENDE-BIOTITE LATITES' THAT WEATHER TARNISH TO BROWNISH GRAY. VOLCANIC BRECCIA CONSISTS OF SUBANGULAR TO SUBROUNDED LITHIC FRAGMENTS, COMMONLY UP TO 2 INCHES IN LENGTH, SET IN A DENSE MOSTLY APHAMITIC LATITE MATRIX. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

Reference (Deposit): BRAY, E.R., 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.

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