Gold Willow Mine

The Gold Willow Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 5,600 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: Gold Willow Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.59028, -111.78417

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Gold Willow Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Willow Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

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


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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Nels H. Johnson

Owner Name: Mssrs. F. Coupens And C. W. Whited


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Fault Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE FROM DUMP OF WEST ADIT (IN PPM.): AG-.7, AU-.02, CU-20, ZN-20, W-2.
Analytical Data: LOWER CAVED ADIT NORTH SIDE DUMP SAMPLE (IN PPM.): AG-2.2, AU-.14, CU-1280, MO-3, PB-25, ZN-10, AS-1, W-2, CO-20, NI-35
Analytical Data: SAMPLE FROM DUMP OF UPPER CAVED ADIT ON NORTH SIDE OF CANYON (IN PPM.): AG-1.0, AU-.02, ZN-25, W-2
Analytical Data: SAMPLE FROM DUMP OF SOUTHERN ADIT (IN PPM.): AG-.7, AU-.04, CU-25, ZN-15, W-2


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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

Comment (Development): WEST TUNNEL EXTENDED IN 1976 BY COUPENS AND WHITED

Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS IN AMPHIBOLITE AND QUARTZ SERICITE SCHIST

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS AND SHALLOW SHAFTS. THE MAIN ADIT IS 1500 FT. LONG

Comment (Production): 9 TONS OF 65 DOLLAR/TON AU-AG ORE SHIPPED AND 8,000 DOLLARS OF AU ORE ALSO SHIPPED


References

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

Reference (Production): JAMES, L.P., 1979, P. 48.

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY BULLETIN 114, P. 48, FIGURE 5.