Little Bell Shaft

The Little Bell Shaft is a lead and silver mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 8,570 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: Little Bell Shaft  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 8,570 Feet (2,612 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.61111, -111.50833

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Little Bell Shaft MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Bell Shaft
Secondary: Daly West Group
Secondary: United Park City Mines
Secondary: Little Bell Mine
Secondary: Park Utah Consolidated Mines


Commodity

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


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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: United Park City Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1906
Discovery Year: 1880
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: Uinta-Cottonwood Arch, Sevier Overthrust Belt, Park City Anticline

Type: L
Description: East-West Striking Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 21% PB, 76 OZ/TON AG, .05 OZ/TON AU, 2.25% CU


Materials

Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Unknown: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Development): CLAIMS LOCATED IN 1880 AND TUNNEL DRIVEN AT CREEK LEVEL. IN 1901 SYSTEMATIC EXPLORATION WAS BEGUN AS THE RICH DALY WEST AND QUINCY ORES WERE DISCOVERED. LITTLE BELL SHAFT WAS STARTED IN 1901. RICH LEAD ORE STRUCK IN 1906 AND 1909-1910. NEW DISCOVERIES OF ORE MADE IN 1911-1912. PROPERTY CONSOLIDATED WITH PARK UTAH CONSOLIDATED MINES IN 1920 AND WITH UNITED PARK CITY MINES IN 1953

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

Comment (Deposit): ORE FOUND IN THREE EAST-WEST STRIKING FRACTURE ZONES WHICH DIP VERTICALLY. THE NORTHLY ZONE IS NEARLY BARREN AND THE MIDDLE ZONE MOST PRODUCTIVE. THE SOUTHERN ZONE MAY MERGE WITH THE MIDDLE ZONE AT DEPTH. ORE WAS HIT AT THE 300 FT AND 500 FT LEVELS. ORE GENERALLY OCCURS ALONG THE FAULT CONTACT BETWEEN QUARTZITE AND LIMESTONE

Comment (Workings): AS OF 1912 THE SHAFT WAS 753 FT DEEP WITH LEVELS AT DEPTHS OF 100,200, 300, AND 500 FT. THE 100 FT LEVEL EXTENDS 200 FT SOUTH, THE 200 FT LEVEL EXTENDS 400 FT NORTH AND NORTHWEST, THE 300 FT LEVEL EXTENDS 900 FT SOUTH, AND THE 500 FT LEVEL HAS ABOUT 1100 FT OF WORKINGS EXTENDING NORTH, WEST AND SOUTHWEST FROM THE SHAFT. THE 300 FT LEVEL OF THIS MINE CONNECTS WITH THE 200 FT LEVEL OF THE QUINCY MINE

Comment (Geology): BEDDING DIPS 20 TO 30 DEGREES TO THE NORTHWEST

Comment (Deposit): AMOUNT OF ORE PRODUCED IS UNREPORTED BUT SAID TO BE RELATIVELY SMALL ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER, NO. 77, 231 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ERIKSON, A.J., (EDITORE, 1968, PARK CITY DISTRICT, UTAH: GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 22, UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

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, 672 PP.

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


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