The Elgin Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,800 feet.
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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
Primary: Elgin Mine
Secondary: Scott Mine
Secondary: Copper Apex Mine
Secondary: Crystal Elgin Mine
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
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.
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