Howell and Baby McKee Mines

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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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: Howell and Baby McKee Mines  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Site Name

Primary: Howell and Baby McKee Mines


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc


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
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1892
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: On North Limb Of Uinta Arch; East Of Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Alta Thrust Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

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.


References

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.