Queen Mine

The Queen Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,201 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: Queen Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.49778, -112.14250

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Queen Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Queen Mine
Secondary: Butterfield Group


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Bingham 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: Kennecott Minerals Co.

Owner Name: Butterfield Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures And Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Workings): THE WORKINGS INCLUDE QUEEN TUNNEL, EAGLE BIRD INCLINE, NORTHERN CHIEF TUNNEL AND THE BEMIS TUNNEL, DEVELOPED ALONG ORE-BEARING FISSURES; MANY SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES

Comment (Geology): THE MINERALIZED ZONE IS COMPOSED OF CRUSHED OR SHATTERED INTRUSIVES; MONZONITE HAS INTRUDED THE SEDIMENTARY STRATA, WITH AN IRREGULAR CONTACT.

Comment (Deposit): NE-SW, AND DIP NW. THE NORTHERN CHIEF AND EAGLE BIRD ARE ENTIRELY IN AN IGNEOUS COUNTRY. THE QUEEN TUNNEL IS IN AN INTRUSIVE BODY FOR THE FIRST 640 FT., WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A THIN STRIP OF QUARTZITE NEAR THE MOUTH; IT THEN PASSES THROUGH QUARTZITE FOR 1,200 FT. TO A DRIFT ON EAGLE BIRD VEIN, CUTTING AN E-W DIKE 175 FT. WEST OF THE EAGLE BIRD DRIFT, THEN CONTINUES IN AN INTRUSIVE. THE CHIEF CARRY OF THE QUEEN VEIN, IS SILVER (40-90 OZ PER TON) WITH LEAD (15 PERC.), MINOR AMOUNTS OF GOLD, IRON, AND ZINC WITH TRACES OF COPPER; OF THE EAGLE BIRD VEIN, GOLD ($9 TO $25), WITH ZINC (16 PERC), SILVER AND MINOR AMOUNTS OF COPPER; AND OF THE NORTHERN CHIEF, COPPER (19 PERC), LEAD (29 PERC), SILVER (14 OZ) AND GOLD ($19). THE MINERALIZATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Deposit): BUTTERFIELD GROUP COVERS AN EXTENSIVE TRACT WHICH EXTENDS FROM MAIN BUTTERFIELD CANYON NORTHWESTWARD ALONG BLACKJACK GULCH. THE NE-SW ORE-BEARING FISSURES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED BY INDIVIDUAL TUNNELS AND DRIFTS ON VEINS, AS IN THE NORTHERN CHIEF, BEMIS, AND HIATT; BY INCLINES, AS IN THE EAGLE BIRD, AND BY LONG CROSSCUTT TUNNEL, AS IN THE QUEEN. THE HEAD OF THE EAGLE BIRD INCLINE IS SITUATED ON THE CREST OF THE DIVIDE BETWEEN THE HEADS OF BLACKJACK AND BEAR GULCHES, JUST EAST OF UNITED STATES LOCATING MONUMENT NO.6. THE INCLINE DESCENDS NORTHWESTWARD 787 FT. AT AN ANGLE OF 40 TO 80, AND FROM IT DRIFTS WERE CUT ON EAGLE BIRD FISSURE AT 100, 300, 500, 600, AND 700 FT. LEVELS. ITS OUTCROP SHOWS A BELT OF SHATTERED AND ALTERED MONZONITE WHICH APPEARS BLEACHED TO A SPECKLED WHITE PRODUCT FOR A WIDTH OF 4 FT. THE QUEEN TUNNEL ENTERS THE NORTH SIDE OF BLACKJACK GULCH 1,600 FT. SE OF THE EAGLE BIRD AND AT THE END OF THE MAIN ROAD FROM BEAR GULCH. IT EXTENDS NORTHWESTWARD 2,750 FT. ACROSS SEVERAL

Comment (Deposit): FISSURE VEINS, SEVEN OF WHICH HAVE BEEN OPENED BY DRIFTS, INCLUDING THE QUEEN, FISCHER AND EAGLE BIRD VEINS. QUEEN LODE STRIKES N 50 E, DIPS NORTHWEST AT AN ANGLE OF 45 BETWEEN SLICKENSIDED, INTRUSIVE WALLS, AND VARIES IN THICKNESS BETWEEN 5 AND 10 FT. THE ZONE IS COMPOSED OF CRUSHED OR SHATTERED INSTUSIVE WHICH IS DIVIDED INTO LENSES BY SLIP PLANES. ALONG THESE PLANES OXIDATION, ALTERATION, AND MINERALIZATION HAVE OCCURED. THE NORTHERN CHIEF IS SITUATED AT THE HEAD OF PORCUPINE GULCH, 400 FT. NNE OF THE EAGLE BIRD. A SHORT TUNNEL LEADS SOUTHWESTWARD TO DRIFTS, INCLINES, SHAFTS, AND STOPES IN A STRONG ZONE OF BRECCIATED PORPHYRY. THIS LODE IS MORE IRREGULAR THAN EITHER THE QUEEN OR EAGLE BIRD LODE. THE ORE FREQUENTLY OCCURS IN POCKETS. THE BEMIS TUNNEL ENTERS 475 FT. SE OF THE QUEEN, RUNS NORTHWESTWARD TO THE BEMIS ANDHIATT VEIN (QUEEN), AND FOLLOWS THAT SOUTHWESTWARD FOR A DISTANCE OF 725 FT. THE GENERAL STRIKE OF THE QUARTZITE IN THE UPPER PORTION OF BLACKJACK GULCH IS


References

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 38, 410P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 173, 171P.

Reference (Deposit): STOKES, W.L., 1963, GEOLOGIC MAP OF NORTHWESTERN UTAH: WILLIAM AND HEINTZ MAP CORPORATION, WASHINGTON 27, D.C.