Yosemite Mine

The Yosemite Mine is a zinc, copper, silver, and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,001 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: Yosemite Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Copper, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.51222, -112.11306

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Yosemite Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Yosemite Mine


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham District


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

Owner Name: Kennecott Minerals Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures, Fractures, Folds And Faults.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Covellite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES CLOSE TO THE CONTACT OF SEDIMENTARIES WITH IN TRUIVES. WALLROCKS ARE BRECCIATED AND ALTERED. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES.

Comment (Workings): ONE TUNNEL; COLLAPSED; INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Geology): THE LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY TO BLACK WEATHERING LIGHT GRAY BLUE WITH A SMOOTH SURFACE, VERY FINE-GRAINED, THIN BEDDED TO PLATY, WITH SOME SILT STRINGERS AND SMALL 1/2" TO 1" DIAMETER BLACK ROUNDED CHERT NODULES. QUARTZITES ARE DARK GRAY TO GREENISH GRAY AND SILTY. SHALES ARE PULVERIZED. VOLCANIC BRECCIA CONSISTS OF ANGULAR TO SUB-ROUNDED LITHIC FRAGMENTS, SET IN A DENSE APHANITIC MARTRIX

Comment (Deposit): BUTTERFIELD FORMATION IS INTURDED BY SILLS, DIKES, AND SMALL PLUTONS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

Reference (Deposit): BRAY, E.R., WILSON, J.C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P.P. 38, 413P.