Lower Bells Canyon Workings

The Lower Bells Canyon Workings is a copper, lead, and zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,201 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: Lower Bells Canyon Workings  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.56861, -111.78611

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Lower Bells Canyon Workings MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lower Bells Canyon Workings


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Cottonwood Canyon Mouth Area


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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
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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Uinta Arch, Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Local Thrust Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: NORTH CENTRAL ADIT DUMP SAMPLE (IN PERCENTS): CU-.016, MO-.002, PB-.16
Analytical Data: SHAFT CHIP SAMPLE (IN PERCENTS): CU-.06, MO-.002, PB-.01
Analytical Data: NORTH ADIT DUMP SAMPLE (IN PERCENT): BI-.02, CU-.002, MO-.002, PB-.01
Analytical Data: SOUTH CENTRAL ADIT DUMP SAMPLE (IN PERCENTS): CU-.003.


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Workings): SOUTH ADIT IS 500 FT. LONG, DRIVEN IN BARREN QUARTZ MONZONITE; SHAFT IS 12 FEET DEEP WITH A 40 FT. DRIFT, NORTH AND NORTH CENTRAL ADITS ARE CAVED, SOUTH CENTRAL ADIT IS OPEN BUT OF UNDETERMINED LENGTH.

Comment (Location): LOCATION IS TO SHAFT ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977


References

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

Reference (Deposit): BROMFIELD, C.S. AND PATTEN, L.L., 1981, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE LONE PEAK WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, UTAH AND SALT LAKE COUNTIES, UTAH: USGS BULL. 1491, P. 65, TABLE 8.7