New York Tunnel

The New York Tunnel is a copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 8,960 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: New York Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 8,960 Feet (2,731 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 40.60583, -111.59139

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New York Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: New York Tunnel
Secondary: Evergreen Mine
Secondary: Old Evergreen Mining and Tunneling Company


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Year Last Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1925
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Vinta-Cottonwood Arch, Savier Overthrust Belt, Cordilleran Hinge Line


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Calc-Silicates


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: UNKNOWN


Materials

Ore: Magnetite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: EARLY 1900'S

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983

Comment (Geology): WORKINGS EXPLORED THE CONTACT BETWEEN LIMESTONES AND A SATELLITIC INTRUSIVE OF THE CLAYTON PEAK STOCK

Comment (Production): SOME POSSIBLE PRODUCTION OF CU ORE PRIOR TO 1918

Comment (Deposit): NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON PRODUCTION BUT IS PRESUMABLY SMALL. DEPOSIT IS PROBABLY A LOW GRADE, IRREGULAR, METASOMATIC REPLACEMENT BODY ADJACENT TO THE CLAYTON PEAK STOCK

Comment (Workings): EXTENT OF WORKINGS UNKNOWN BUT ADIT IS AT LEAST 1500 FT WITH SOME DRIFTING


References

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C., AND BUTLER, B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER, NO. 201.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., LOUGHLIN, G.F., HEIKES, V.C., AND OTHERS, 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER, NO. 111.

Reference (Deposit): BAKER, A.A., CALKINS, F.C., CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., AND BROMFIELD, C.S., 1966, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BRIGHTON QUADRANGLE, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEOL. QUAD. MAP GQ-534

Reference (Production): JAMES, L.P., 1979

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH: U.G.M.S. BULL. NO. 114.