Crescent Tunnel

The Crescent Tunnel is a silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 8,599 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: Crescent Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.62722, -111.53639

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Crescent Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Crescent Tunnel
Secondary: Silver King Coalition Group


Commodity

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


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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1889
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR TO IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Thrust Belt


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGED: .024 OZ/TON AU, 18.33 OZ/TON AG 14.2 PERCENT PB, .487 PERCENT CU AND 3.53 PERCENT ZINC.


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Bindheimite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISIONS NE 1/4 SW 1/4 SE 1/4

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FOR ENTIRE SILVER KING COALITION GROUP

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS OF SILVER KING COALITION GROUP VERY EXTENSIVE

Comment (Deposit): ALL DATA FOR SILVER KING COALITION GROUP IN GENERAL. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Production): ERICKSON, A.J., (ED.), 1968, THE PARK CITY DIST.: UTAH GEOL. SOCIETY GUIDEBOOK 22.

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., 1966, GEOL. MAP OF THE PARK CITY WEST QUAD.: U.S.G.S. MAP GQ-535.

Reference (Deposit): PERRY, L.I., 1976, LEAD AND ZINC IN UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURV. OFR-22.

Reference (Deposit): ERICKSON, A.J., (ED.), 1968, PARK CITY DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. SOC. GUIDEBOOK NO. 22.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, M.D., 1912, GEOL. AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICT: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 77.

Reference (Deposit): 1966 GEOLMAP CRITTENDEN, CALKINS AND SHARP GQ-53


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