Big Cottonwood Bonanza

The Big Cottonwood Bonanza is a silver, lead, and gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 7,480 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: Big Cottonwood Bonanza  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 7,480 Feet (2,280 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.63889, -111.63944

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Satelite image of the Big Cottonwood Bonanza

Big Cottonwood Bonanza MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Cottonwood Bonanza


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold


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: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Production): AMOUNT UNKNOWN

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF TWO ADITS


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. 74