Dry Fork Mine

The Dry Fork Mine is a silver, copper, zinc, and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah.

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: Dry Fork Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Zinc, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.66618, -111.91760

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Dry Fork Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dry Fork Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Not available


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

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FRACTURES IN WALLROCKS. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH CRYPTOCRYSTALLINE SILICA, WHICH OCCURS AS VEINS IN HOST ROCKS

Comment (Workings): ONE TUNNEL; BADLY CAVED; INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES AT THE BASE OF KIRKMAN FORMATION NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH CLINKER FORMATION. THE AREA IS TECTONICALLY DISTURBED. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Geology): HOSTROCKS ARE HIGHLY BRECCIATED AND ALTERED LIMESTONES AND DOLOMITIC LIMESTONES. THE DARK GRAY, SMOOTH SURFACED, AND FINEGRAINED WALLROCKS WEATHER TO LIGHT BLUISH GRAY. THIN BANDS OF QUARTZITES ARE COMMON IN LIMESTONES. INTRAFORMATIONAL BRECCIA AND CONTORTED LAMINATIONS ARE ALSO FOUND.


References

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH:USGS P.P. 38, 410P.

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