Prince of Wales Group

The Prince of Wales Group is a lead, silver, copper, and gold mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 10,000 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: Prince of Wales Group  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3,048 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.60444, -111.61556

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Prince of Wales Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Prince of Wales Group
Secondary: Alta Tunnel & Transportation Co.


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
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: 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: CHIMNEY-LIKE


Structure

Type: L
Description: Grizzly Overthrust And Two Other Obscure Overthrust Above And Below The Grizzly. Fissure (Ne, 60 - 65 N).


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Some Metamorphism


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORES PRODUCED IN 1875 ASSAYED 135 OZ/TON AG, 35 % PB


Materials

Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Wad
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Copper
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Location): INCLUDES HIGHLAND CHIEF, WELLINGTON, ANTELOPE, WANDERING BOY, AND WARRIOR CLAIMS.

Comment (Deposit): SIZE OF DIFFERENT SHOOTS: PRINCE OF WALES SHOOT - 1200 X 120 X 4 FT, HIGHLAND CHIEF SHOOT - 800 X 75 X 3 FT, WELLINGTON SHOOT - 700 X 30 X 7 FT.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 3000 FT ALTA TUNNEL, 1500 FT ANNIE TUNNEL, 750 FT BOSTON TUNNEL, 600 FT WELLINGTON TUNNEL, 800 FT ANTELOPE NO. 3 TUNNEL, 500 FT HONEYCOMB TUNNEL, 930 FT PRINCE OF WALES SHAFT, AND THE HIGHLAND CHIEF SHAFT.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: ORE OCCURS IN THE JEFFERSON (?) DOL.


References

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER,B.S. & LOUGHLIN,G.F., 1916, A RECON. OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK MINING REGION: USGS BULL. 620, P. 191.

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS,F.C. & BUTLER,B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA: USGS PROF. PAPER 201, P. 114-115.

Reference (Deposit): JAMES,L.P., 1979, GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS, AND HISTORY OF THE BIG COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRICT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURV., BULL. 114, P. 76-79.

Reference (Deposit): USGS MINERAL RESOURCE YEARBOOK 1916-23; USBM MINERAL RESOURCE YEARBOOK 1924-39

Reference (Production): JAMES, 1979, P. 81