The Star Mine is a silver, gold, lead, and zinc mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,001 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.
Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc
Lat, Long: 40.53083, -112.19417
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Star Mine MRDS details
Primary: Star Mine
District: Bingham District
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.
Owner Name: Anaconda Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic replacement
Description: Basin And Range
Description: Faults, Folds, Fissures And Fractures
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Diopsitization, Actinolitization, Biotitization, Silicification, Chloritization Etc
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)
Comment (Workings): ADITS AND INCLINE SHAFTS; COLLAPSED AND INACCESSIBLE
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES ON THE WESTERN FLANK OF OQUIRRH MOUNTAINS, VERY CLOSE TO THE OCCIDENTAL FAULT.
Comment (Geology): THE LIMESTONES GRADE FROM DARK GRAY TO BLACK THROUGH BANDED, GRAY, BLACK AND WHITE TO MORE INTENSELY SILICATED ZONES AT THE IGNEOUS CONTACTS. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS IN ALTERED WALLROCKS.
Reference (Deposit): BRAY, E.R., WILSON, J.C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS
Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.
Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET.AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. 111, 672P.
Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P. P. 38, 410P.