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.
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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.
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
Primary: Lower Bells Canyon Workings
County: Salt Lake
District: Little Cottonwood Canyon Mouth Area
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Uinta Arch, Wasatch Fault
Description: Local Thrust Fault
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
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.
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
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