The Unknown is a lead, zinc, copper, and silver mine located in Piute county, Utah at an elevation of 10,351 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: Unknown  

State:  Utah

County:  Piute

Elevation: 10,351 Feet (3,155 Meters)

Commodity: Lead, Zinc, Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 38.395, -112.32861

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Site Name

Primary: Unknown


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


State: Utah
County: Piute
District: Ohio Mining District

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


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Type: Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Tushar Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Dome

Type: L
Description: Small Discontinuous Faults


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limonitic, Argillic


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

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

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): SE 1/4 SE 1/4 SECTION 5

Comment (Workings): OPEN AT PORTAL, CAVED 600 FEET BACK


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