The Alta Superior Tunnel is a silver, copper, and molybdenum mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 10,200 feet.
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Elevation: 10,200 Feet (3,109 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Molybdenum
Lat, Long: 40.55333, -111.66722
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Alta Superior Tunnel MRDS details
Primary: Alta Superior Tunnel
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Cottonwood District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Unknown
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
Description: Wasatch Fault, Uinta Arch
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: DUMP SAMPLE: AU-TRACE, AG-TRACE, CU-.003 PERCENT, MO-.01 PERCENT, PB-LESS THAN .01 PERCENT.
Comment (Commodity): PYRITE ON DUP
Comment (Location): SECTION WAS PROJECTED ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977
Comment (Workings): CAVED ADIT BEARING S 70 E
Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D. JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUADRANGLE, UTAH: USGS MAP GQ-378
Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C. AND BUTLER, B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 201, 152 P.
Reference (Deposit): SALT LAKE MINING REVIEW, 1919, VOL. 21, P.42.
Reference (Deposit): BROMFIELD, C.S. AND PATTEN, L.L., 1975, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE LONE PEAK WILDERNESS STUDY AREA: USGS OFR 75-382, P. 128