The Ophir-Rush Valley is a silver, lead, and copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 10,499 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.
Elevation: 10,499 Feet (3,200 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Copper
Lat, Long: 40.3933, -112.28420
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Ophir-Rush Valley MRDS details
Primary: Ophir-Rush Valley
Land ownership: Private
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): AND MINING JOUR VOL 85 P 611
Reference (Deposit): 12 P 17
Reference (Deposit): GANSL G C AND KEEP CA 1910 OPHIR DISTRICT MINING WORLD VOL
Reference (Deposit): ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH USGS PROF PAPER 111 672P
Reference (Deposit): BUTLER B S LOUGHLIN G F AND HELKES V C AND OTHERS 1920 THE
Reference (Deposit): AND FAIRFIELD QUADS UTAH USGS PROF PAPER 173 171P
Reference (Deposit): GILLULY JAMES 1932 GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON
Reference (Deposit): NG DISTRICTS OF THE UNITED STATES USGS PROF PAPER 610 283P
Reference (Deposit): KOSCHMANN A H AND BERGENDAHL M H 1968 PRINCIPAL GOLD PRODUCI
Reference (Deposit): BRISBANE R B 1908 MINING AND MILLING AT STOCKTON UTAH ENG