Castro Gulch Mine

The Castro Gulch Mine is a copper, silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Salt Lake 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.

Mine Info

Name: Castro Gulch Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,040 Feet (1,841 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.49944, -112.10806

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Castro Gulch Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Castro Gulch Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Land ownership: Military Reservation
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: 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, Argillization, Chloritization, Biotitization, And Silicification, Etc.


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Anglesite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Actinolite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Diopside


Comments

Comment (Geology): LATITIC ROCKS ARE PRINCIPALLY MEDIUM-GRAY TO MEDIUM-GREENIS A-GRAY 'HORNBLENDE-LATITES' AND 'HORNBLENDE-BIOTITE LATITE'S THAT WEATHER TARNISH TO BROWNISH GRAY. VOLCANIC BRECCIA CONSISTS OF SUBANHULAR TO SUBROUNDED LITHIC TRAGMENTS, COMMONLY UP TO 2 INCHES IN LENGTH, SET IN A DENSE MOSTLY APHAUITIC LATITE MATRIX.

Comment (Deposit): LATITE INTRUSIVES ARE YOUNGER THAN THE SURROUNDING VOLCANIC FLOW ROCKS AND BRECCIAS ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Location): PROPERTY FALLS ON CAMP WILLIAMS STATE MILITARY RESERVATION ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977); LATITUDE-LONGITUDE VALUES CALCULATED FROM TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION.

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS LOCALIZED BY FISSURES TRENDING NORTHEASTWARD AND SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH ALTERED AND DEFORMED WALLROCKS.

Comment (Workings): THREE ADITS CAVED, INACCESSIBLE.


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: P.P. 111. 672P.

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