Big Cottonwood Mine

The Big Cottonwood Mine is a iron and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 9,649 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 Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation: 9,649 Feet (2,941 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Iron, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.5836, -111.58440

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Satelite image of the Big Cottonwood Mine

Big Cottonwood Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Cottonwood Mine
Secondary: Great Western Mines Co


Primary: Iron
Primary: Copper


State: Utah
County: Salt Lake

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


Type: Federal Lease


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): 06-29-1971 CONSV DIV COMP

Reference (Deposit): USGS MAP 6Q-534

Reference (Deposit): 1970 UTAH G AND MS BULL 88 P72