Elgin Mine

The Elgin 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: Elgin Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

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

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.62056, -111.55861

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Elgin Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elgin Mine
Secondary: Scott Mine
Secondary: Copper Apex Mine
Secondary: Crystal Elgin Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): ACC. NW 1/4 NE 1/4 SECT. 25. CONSOLIDATED IN 1927 AS THE SILVER KING MINING CO. GROUP.

Comment (Commodity): TUNGSTEN IS FOUND IN THE CALC-SILICATE MINERALS.

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FROM 1948-1955 WAS VALUED AT $110,059.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS IN THE ELGIN MINE CONSIST OF 1140 FT OF ADITS AND INCLINES.


References

Reference (Deposit): JAMES,L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURV., BULL. 114, P. 82-86

Reference (Production): JAMES, 1979, P. 85