The Howell and Baby McKee Mines is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,121 feet.
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Elevation: 9,121 Feet (2,780 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.605, -111.65806
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Howell and Baby McKee Mines MRDS details
Primary: Howell and Baby McKee Mines
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1892
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: On North Limb Of Uinta Arch; East Of Wasatch Fault
Description: Alta Thrust Zone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Geology): THE MAIN AND UPPER WORKINGS FOLLOW A ZONE OF SERICITIZATION, PYRITIZATION AND CRYSTALLINE QUARTZ ASSOCIATED WITH THE FISSURES. THE LOWER TUNNEL PASSES THRU THE TINTIC QUARTZITE AND INTO THE UNDERLYING TILLITE AND CONGLOMERATE OF THE MUTUAL FORMATION.
Comment (Commodity): GALENA IS COARSE
Comment (Location): THE LOWER HOWELL TUNNEL LIES 2400 FT S 63 E FROM THE SUMMIT OF MONTREAL HILL ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1973
Comment (Workings): THREE TUNNELS AND TWO SHAFTS WITH STOPES AND WINZES. TOTAL ABOUT 4000 FT.
Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1965, GEOL. OF THE DROMEDARY PEAK QUAD., UTAH:
Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: UGMS BULLETIN 114, PG. 64-65.
Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C. AND BUTLER, B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH. USGS PP 201, P. 109.
Reference (Production): JAMES, L.P., 1979, P. 64.