Regulator Johnson Mine

The Regulator Johnson Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 10,121 feet.

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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: Regulator Johnson Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 10,121 Feet (3,085 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.6025, -111.66944

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Regulator Johnson Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Regulator Johnson Mine
Secondary: Silver King Claims
Secondary: Wasatch Gold Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc


Location

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


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

Owner Name: G. A. Rich


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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: On North Limb Of Uinta Arch, East Of The Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Alta Thrust Zone


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation On Upper Section Of Workings, Sericitization, Chloritization, Pyritization


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

Name: Quartzite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): THE SILVER KING WORKINGS LIE 1110 FT N 60 E OF HERE AND THE WASATCH GOLD 3800FT N 15 W OF THIS LOCAITON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1973

Comment (Production): 3 SMALL SHIPMENTS AROUND 1930 YIELDED $28.40 PER TON. 72 SMALL SHIPMENTS BY THE MOUNTAIN MINE CO. PRIOR TO 1950 YIELDED ABOUT $50.5000.

Comment (Development): J. (REGULATOR) JOHNSON OPERATED THE SILVER KING CLAIMS IN THE 1870S, BIG COTTONWOOD SILVER KING, WASATCH GOLD MINES CO. AND OTHERS WERE LATER OPERATORS

Comment (Deposit): THE SILVER KING MINERALIZED FISSURE IS THE STRUCTURE EXPLORED

Comment (Workings): WASATCH GOLD ADIT 3,174 FT IN LENGTH, WORKINGS TOTAL 5,000 FT.


References

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOL. OF THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUAD., UTAH: USGS MAP GQ-378.

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: UGMS BULLETIN 114, PG 57-58.

Reference (Production): JAMES, L.P., 1979, P. 58-59.