The Sunny Side Mine is a zinc mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,041 feet.
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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
Primary: Sunny Side Mine
Secondary: Congor Property
County: Salt Lake
District: Big Cottonwood District
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.
Owner Name: Union Associated Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1900
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Wasatch Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: North Flank Of Big Cottonwood Uplift
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching And Marbleization
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
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
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