The Unknown Prospect is a uranium mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 6,220 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.
Elevation: 6,220 Feet (1,896 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.64278, -110.11667
Map: View on Google Maps
MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.
Unknown Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Unknown Prospect
County: San Juan
District: White Canyon District, White Canyon Area
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Other
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: Canyon Lands
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: IRREGULAR, TABULAR, LENS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching In Mudstone
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Commodity): MINERALS ARE APHANITIC
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED SECTION 23
Comment (Development): PROSPECT EXPOSED BY DOZER CUT. PALEOCHANNEL 920 FT LONG WITH SANDSTONE AND MUDSTONES LENS UP TO 12 FT THICK
Comment (Deposit): EXTENT AND RESULTS OF DRILLING TO THE WEST UNKNOWN.
Comment (Workings): DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSITE UNKNOWN
Reference (Reserve-Resource): JONES, H., 1977
Reference (Deposit): THADEN, R. E., TRITES, A. F., AND FINNELL, T. L., 1964 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE WHITE CANYON AREA, SAN JUAN AND GARFIELD CO., UTAH, U.S.G.S. BULL 1125
Reference (Deposit): FINNELL, T. L., FRANKS, P. C., AND HUBBARD, H. A., 1963 , GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND EXPLORATORY DRILLING IN THE DEER FLAT AREA, WHITE CANYON DIST., SAN JUAN CO., UTAH, U.S.G.S. BULL 1132
Reference (Deposit): DISCOVERED BY RIM STRIPPING
The Top Ten Gold Producing States
These ten states contributed the most to the gold production that built the West from 1848 through the 1930s. The Top Ten Gold Producing States.