The St. Louis Tunnel is a copper and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,049 feet.
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Elevation: 9,049 Feet (2,758 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.61083, -111.63778
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St. Louis Tunnel MRDS details
Primary: St. Louis Tunnel
Secondary: R and B North Extension Tunnel
Secondary: Reed and Benson Extension Tunnel
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: OTHER UNKNOWN
Description: North Limb Of Uinta Arch, Wasatch Fault
Description: Superior Faults And Alta Thrust Zone
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1973
Comment (Production): SOME SOCKED SILVER, COPPER ORE SHIPPED IN 1905
Reference (Production): JAMES, L.P., 1979, P. 72
Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOL., ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH: USGS BULL. 114.
Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOL. OF THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUAD., UTAH: USGS MAP GQ-378.