Treasure Box Mine

The Treasure Box Mine is a lead, silver, and zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,719 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: Treasure Box Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 6,719 Feet (2,048 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.83306, -111.77139

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Treasure Box Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Treasure Box Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Hot Springs (Adams) 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

Owner Name: Treasure Box Mining Co.
Home Office: S.C. Smith, President


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Wasatch Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 82% PB WITH HIGH SILVER
Analytical Data: 29 TO 49% ZN, 6-19 OZ/TON AG


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE ADIT IS PRESENTLY PRODUCING A STRONG FLOW OF WATER. A COMPRESSOR SHACK, RECEIVER TANK AND OLD TRACTOR ARE STILL ON THE SITE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Reserve-Resource): HIGGIN, W.C., MAR. 15, 1918, P. 43.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Development): LONG ABANDONED, NO ACTIVE CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): SALT LAKE MINING REVIEW REPORTED A TOTAL OF 10,000 FT. OF WORKINGS BY 1918. THERE WAS AN UPPER TUNNEL 9,805 FT LONG AND A LOWER TUNNEL 195 FT. LONG. THE TWO TUNNELS WERE SEPERATED BY 250 FT. ELEVATION. THE LOWER TUNNEL WAS TO BE EXTENDED AN ADDITIONAL 300 FT. THE LOWER TUNNEL WAS DRIVEN TO INTERSECT THE SAME ORE SHOOT AS THE UPPER TUNNEL. AN ON SIGHT INVESTIGATION, HOWEVER, REVEALED ONLY ONE TUNNEL APPROXIMATELY 800 FT. LONG.


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1873, MINERAL RESERVES OF THE UNITED STATES, P. 278.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 111, P. 227.

Reference (Deposit): HIGGIN, W.C. (ED.), 1918, SALT LAKE MINING REVIEW, JA. 30, P. 41.

Reference (Deposit): HIGGINS, W.C. (ED.), 1918, SALT LAKE MINING REVIEW, MAR. 15, P. 43.

Reference (Deposit): TRIPP, B.T., 1982, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UGMS