Tungsten Tunnel Prospect

The Tungsten Tunnel Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 5,561 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: Tungsten Tunnel Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 5,561 Feet (1,695 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.58667, -111.77306

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Tungsten Tunnel Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tungsten Tunnel Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Willow Area


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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: OTHER UNKNOWN


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Fault Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: BULK SAMPLE: 0.23% W, TRACE AU, TRACE AG


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Powellite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Plagioclase
Gangue: Actinolite


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Development): PROBABLY PART OF JEFFERSON OR BLUE JAY OPERATIONS

Comment (Deposit): TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION IN VUGGY QUARTZ VEINS ASSOCIATED WITH LITTLE COTTONWOOD STOCK STOCKWORKS

Comment (Workings): TOTAL LENGTH OF ADIT IS APPROXIMATELY 280 FT.

Comment (Geology): TUNNEL FOLLOWS A SHEAR ZONE ALONG AND NEAR THE STEEPLY-DIPPING NORTHWEST CONTACT OF AN AMPHIBOLITE BODY. THIS VEIN SYSTEM IS BELIEVED TO BE YOUNGER THAN THOSE OF THE NEARBY GOLD MINES


References

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD DISTRICT, UTAH: UGMS BULL. 114, P. 46, 48.

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE DRAPER QUADRANGLE, UTAH: USGS MAP GQ-377.