Sunny Side Mine

The Sunny Side Mine is a zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,041 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: Sunny Side Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,041 Feet (2,146 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.64556, -111.67111

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Sunny Side Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sunny Side Mine
Secondary: Congor
Secondary: Congor Property


Commodity

Primary: Zinc


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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: Union Associated Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1900
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: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: North Flank Of Big Cottonwood Uplift


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching And Marbleization


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Garnet


Comments

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

Comment (Workings): ALL WORKINGS ARE NOW INACCESSIBLE, BECAUSE OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION. THERE ARE AT LEAST 4 ADITS, THE SUNNYSIDE TUNNEL HAS AT LEAST 2400 FT. OF WORKINGS

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION FOLLOWS BEDDING PLANES AND IGNEOUS-SEDIMENTARY CONTACTS, WHICH USUALLY CLOSELY TREND ALONG THE STRIKE AND DIP OF BEDDING

Comment (Geology): RUSTY DIORITE ROCK PRESENT AS MASSIVE OUTCROPS


References

Reference (Deposit): JAMES, L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT, SALT LAKE CO., UTAH: UTAH GEOL. & MINERAL SURV. BULL. 114.

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D. JR, 1965, GEOLOGY OF THE MOUNT AIRE QUADRANGLE, SALT LAKE CO., UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAP GQ-379

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS, F.C. AND B.S. BUTLER, 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: U.S. GEOL. SURY. PROF. PAPER 201

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER AND OTHERS, 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 111