Kearns-Keith Mine

The Kearns-Keith Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Summit county, Utah at an elevation of 8,399 feet.

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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: Kearns-Keith Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Summit

Elevation: 8,399 Feet (2,560 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.62417, -111.51944

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Kearns-Keith Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Kearns-Keith Mine
Secondary: Walker and Webster


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Summit
District: Park City 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

Form: LENS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Crescent Fault Striking E-W, Dipping South. Fissures Striking N 80 E.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Location): CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS: 1869 - DISCOVERY OF ORE ON THE WALKER & WEBSTER CLAIM; 1870 - LOCATION OF GREEN MONSTER, PINON, AND BUCKEYE CLAIMS; 1880 - LOCATION OF REBELLION AND CLIMAX CLAIMS; 1882 - CONSOLIDATIONOF THE ABOVE AS CRESCENT CO.; 1883 - LOCATION OF SAMPSON AND APEX CLAIMS; 1885 - LOCATION OF THE BOSS CLAIM; 1889 - SAMPSON REORGANIZED AS THE ALLIANCE; 1899 - SILVER KING MINE BOUGHT ALLIANCE; 1903 - ALL THE ABOVE MINES IS CONSOLIDATED AS THE KEARNS-KEITH; 1908 - KEARNS-KEITH IS PURCHASED BY THE SILVER KING COALITION MINES CO.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF FIVE TUNNELS: ALLIANCE - 7200 FT, HANAUER - 3500 FT, JONES - 2,000 FT, AETNA - 2,000 FT, AND ANTELOPE - 1900 FT; THE CRESCENT INCLINE, THE BOSS SHAFT.


References

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1912 , GEOLOGY & ORE DEPOSIT OF THE PARK CITY DISTRICT: USGS PP 77 , P. 174

Reference (Deposit): BAKER, A.A., CALKINS, F.C., CRITTENDEN, M.D. JR, BROMFIELD, C.S., 1966 , GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BRIGHTON QUAD: USGS QUAD MAP GQ - 534


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