Alta Superior Tunnel

The Alta Superior Tunnel is a silver, copper, and molybdenum mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 10,200 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: Alta Superior Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Site Name

Primary: Alta Superior Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Molybdenum


Location

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


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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Unknown
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: UNKNOWN


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Fault, Uinta Arch


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: DUMP SAMPLE: AU-TRACE, AG-TRACE, CU-.003 PERCENT, MO-.01 PERCENT, PB-LESS THAN .01 PERCENT.


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Commodity): PYRITE ON DUP

Comment (Location): SECTION WAS PROJECTED ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Workings): CAVED ADIT BEARING S 70 E


References

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