St. Patrick Prospect

The St. Patrick Prospect is a gold, copper, lead, and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 5,420 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: St. Patrick Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 5,420 Feet (1,652 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper, Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.63972, -111.78583

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St. Patrick Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: St. Patrick Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Antimony


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: St. Patrick Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Nw Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Slate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Slate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 50 CENTS TO 1 DOLLAR PER TON AU


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Deposit): VEIN TRACEABLE ON SURFACE FOR 200 TO 500 FT IN AN EAST-WEST DIRECTION, MINERALIZATION OCCURRED BETWEEN A QUARTZITE HANGING WALL AND A BLACK SLATE FOOTWALL.

Comment (Workings): AN UPPER AND LOWER TUNNEL, UPPER WAS 70 FT. LONG WITH AN INCLINE OF UNKNOWN LENGTH, LOWER WAS 200 FT LONG.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)


References

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE SUGAR HOUSE QUADRANGLE: USGS MAP GQ-380.

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH: UGMS BULL. 114, P. 50.