The Silver Reef Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,558 feet.
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Elevation: 6,558 Feet (1,999 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.9875, -112.72722
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Silver Reef Mine MRDS details
Primary: Silver Reef Mine
District: Erickson District
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: O. K. Silver Mining And Milling Co.
Info Year: 1920
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Basin And Range
Structure: Country rock dips 30-35 NE
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: AU, 0.59, .476 OZ PER TON, RESPECTIVELY.
Analytical Data: PROD. ASSAY(1916): 488 OZ. AG PER TON, 0.235 OZ. AU PER TON, 0.15 PERCENT COPPER
Analytical Data: ANOTHER ASSAY-40.5 OZ. AG PER TON, 0.02 OZ. AU PER TON. SEL. DUMP SAMPLES (UGMS): 18.85 OZ PER TON, 8.06 OZ PER TON
Comment (General): ABW merged 10179447 and 10021218 into this record and recommended deleting the 2 extra records.
Comment (Workings): THE VEINS IS FOLLOWED AND CROSSCUT BY A NUMBER OF ADITS. PRODUCTION CAME FROM STOPED AREAS IN THE ADITS AND AN OPENCUT, APPROX 200 FT. LONG THAT NEARLY PARALLELS THE PRINCIPAL VEIN SEGMENT.
Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION DATA RECORDED.
Comment (Deposit): SILVER MINERALS AND AURIFEROUS PYRITE OCCUR IN SMALL ORE SHOOTS WITHIN A NORTHWEST-STRIKINg, 30-35 DEGREE NE DIPPING BEDDING-REPLACEMENT JASPEROID ZONE.
Comment (Deposit): in a crush zone
Comment (Workings): two tunnels, a shaft, small open cut
Comment (Names): Do not confuse with the Silver Reef in Washington County nor with the Silver Reef in Ophir District.
Reference (Deposit): LOUGHLIN, G.F., 1920, Simpson Mountains (Erickson District), IN BUTLER, B.S., AND OTHERS, The ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 111, P. 455.
Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H.M., III, 1982, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UGMS
Reference (Deposit): THOMAS, G.H., 1958, THE GEOLOGY OF THE INDIAN SPRINGS QUADRANGLE, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: UNPUB. BYU THESIS, PROVO, UTAH, p. 287.
Reference (Production): LOUGHLIN, 1920, P.455; THOMAS, 1958, P. 287.
Reference (Deposit): Heyl, A.V., 1963, Oxidized zinc deposits of the U.S.: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1135B, p. 54-55.
Reference (Deposit): Consv. Comp. Date, 3-21-1958.
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