Josephine Tunnel Prospect

The Josephine Tunnel Prospect is a gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 5,259 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: Josephine Tunnel Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 5,259 Feet (1,603 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.59472, -111.79028

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Josephine Tunnel Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Josephine Tunnel Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Willow Area


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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Fault Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: LOW GRADE OXIDIZED ORE ASSAYED 1.60 DOLLARS/TON AU


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Deposit): CONTACT OF AMPHIBOLITE WITH FELDSPATHIC GNEISS EXPLORED

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

Comment (Workings): 4 CAVED TUNNELS, THE MAIN TUNNEL WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN 400 FT. IN LENGTH

Comment (Geology): 2 TUNNELS FOLLOW THE CONTACT OF AMPHIBOLITE WITH FELDSPATHIC GNEISS. AMPHIBOLITE AT THE MOUTH OF THE LOWER TUNNEL IS INTENSELY SHEARED.


References

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. 48, ONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH: UGMS BULL. 114, P. 48, FIG. 9.

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE DRAPER QUADRANGLE, UTAH: USGS MAP GQ-377.