Alta Consolidated Mine

The Alta Consolidated Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,301 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: Alta Consolidated Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,301 Feet (2,835 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.59833, -111.61889

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Alta Consolidated Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Alta Consolidated Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: Little 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

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Grizzly Thrust, Silver Fork Fault, Fissures (N 40 - 60 E, Steep N)


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Metamorphosed Limestones Near The Offshoots From The Alta And Clayton Peak Stocks.


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1911 - 19 : AVG. $.12 AU, 30.21 OZ AG, 10.9 % PB, 2.22 % CU


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Wulfenite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Wollastonite
Gangue: Tremolite
Gangue: Diopside
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): INCLUDES 128 ACRES, THE SILVER KING ADIT, AND THE LOWER COPPER PRINCE(BROOKLYN) ADIT.

Comment (Production): PRODUCE 4,500 TONS OF ORE IN 1911 - 19 .

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: AN ALASKITE PORPHYRY DIKE AND A DIORITE PORPHYRY DIKE CUTS ACROSS THE SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. THE DIORITE DIKE IS ALTERED AND CONTAINS GARNET. REPLACEMENT OCCURS IN THE OPHIR LS, FITCHVILLE FM, AND DESERET LS.


References

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS,F.C. & BUTLER,B.S., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA: USGS PROF. PAPER 201, P. 130.

Reference (Deposit): USGS MIN. RES. 1916-1920.

Reference (Deposit): PERRY,L.I. & MCCARTHY,B.M., 1977, LEAD AND ZINC IN UTAH: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURV., ECON. GEOL. SECT., OPEN-FILE REPT. NO. 22, P. 319-321.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 02-18-1965