White Pine Mine

The White Pine Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 9,229 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: White Pine Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 9,229 Feet (2,813 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.60917, -111.52444

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White Pine Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: White Pine Mine
Secondary: Judge Group
Secondary: United Park City Mines Property
Secondary: Park Utah Consolidated Mines


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Utah
County: Summit
District: Park City 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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1881
Discovery Year: 1877
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-Cottonwood Arch, Sevier Overthrust Belt, Park City Anticline, Iron Hollow Syncline

Type: L
Description: Northeast Striking Daly-Ontario Fault Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

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: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Deposit): PRESUMABLY A VEIN DEPOSIT LOCATED ALONG THE DALY-ONTARIO FAULT ZONE

Comment (Development): THIS MAY BE THE WHITE PINE MINE, IT'S LOCATION MATCHES BOUTWELL'S 1912, VERBAL DESCRIPTION. THE WHITE PINE MINE IS ONE OF THE DISTRICT'S OLDEST MINES. ORE WAS FIRST STRUCK IN A SHAFT AT 100 FT DEPTH IN 1878. REGULAR SHIPMENTS AND DIVIDEND PAYMENTS WERE MADE IN 1881. IN 1882, ORE WAS OPENED ON THE 100, 200, AND 300 FT LEVELS AND A PUMP INSTALLED ON THE 400 FT LEVEL. IN 1883 A NEW SHAFT WAS STARTED TO THE NORTH. THE PROPERTY WAS CONSOLIDATED WITH THE OLD UTAH AND ANCHOR PROPERTIES IN 1885. LATER CONSOLIDATIONS WITH PARK UTAH CONSOLIDATED MINES AND UNITED PARK CITY MINES

Comment (Workings): SHAFT 100 FT DEEP BY 1878, BY 1882 WAS A MINIMUM OF 400 FT DEEP. IN 1883 A NEW SHAFT WAS STARTED TO NORTH OF FIRST SHAFT. TWO PROSPECT PITS SHOWN ON MAP ARE ACTUALLY COLLASPED ADITS

Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION OCCURS ALONG FAULT CONTACT BETWEEN THE THAYNES FORMATION AND THE CLAYTON PEAK STOCK. FAULT IS THE SOUTHWESTERN EXTREMITY OF THE DALY-ONTARIO FAULT ZONE

Comment (Deposit): THIS MAY BE THE WHITE PINE MINE. AMOUNT OF PRODUCTION UNKNOWN ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1870'S

Comment (Location): THIS MAY BE THE WHITE PINE MINE, LOCATION UNCERTAIN BUT VERBAL DESCRIPTION GIVEN BY BOUTWELL, 1912 MATCHES THE LOCATION OF THESE PROSPECTS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983


References

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER, NO. 77, 231 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ERIKSON, A.J., (EDITOR), 1968, PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH: GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 22, UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

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 (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, 672 PP.


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