Richmond and Teresa Mine

The Richmond and Teresa Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,800 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: Richmond and Teresa Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,800 Feet (2,987 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.60111, -111.61806

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Richmond and Teresa Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Richmond and Teresa Mine
Secondary: Richmond Claim
Secondary: Teresa Claim


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
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
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Year Last Production: 1887
Discovery Year: 1867
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

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Cordilleran Hinge Line, Uinta-Cottonwood Arch, Sevier Overthrust Belt

Type: L
Description: Northeast Striking Fissures And Normal Faults, Grizzly Thrust Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor Bleaching And Silicification, Secondary Oxidation


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Argentite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1860'S

Comment (Development): FIRST PRODUCTION WAS ABOUT 1870 AND THE END OF PRODUCTION WAS ABOUT 1887 WITH A LITTLE WORK DONE IN 1926

Comment (Deposit): ORE WAS FOUND AS TABULAR AND PIPE-LIKE BODIES IN FISSURE VEINS AND LIMESTONE REPLACEMENTS.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1983

Comment (Commodity): ONLY RECORDED PRODUCTION IS FOR PB AND AG

Comment (Production): ORE FROM RICHMOND CLAIM VALUED AT $115 PER TON IN LEAD AND SILVER. REPORTED VALUE OF ORE PRODUCED THROUGH 1880 IS $150,000. MINOR PRODUCTION BETWEEN 1881 AND 1887 AND IN 1926.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS ARE AT LEAST 200 FT DEEP AND CONSIST OF AT LEAST 5 SHAFTSAND INTERCONNECTING ADITS. TWO OF THE SHAFTS ARE INCLINED AND FOLLOW MINERALIZATION.

Comment (Geology): GEOLOGY MAP SHOWS LOWER MOST THRUST OF GRIZZLY THRUST ZONE PASSING THROUGH MINE AREA.


References

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.

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 (Production): BUTLER, B.S., 1920

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH: U.G.M.S. BULL. NO. 114.

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C., AND BUTLER, B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER, NO. 201.