Big and Little Cottonwood Districts

The Big and Little Cottonwood Districts is a silver, lead, and cobalt mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah.

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 and Little Cottonwood Districts  

State:  Utah

County:  Salt Lake

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Cobalt

Lat, Long: 40.55, -111.56670

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Big and Little Cottonwood Districts MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big and Little Cottonwood Districts


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Cobalt
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
District: LITTLE COTTONWOOD DISTRICT


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

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Ownership

Not available


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: FISSURE, CONTACT, BEDDED REPLACEMENT
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1864
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

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Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic replacement


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: UINTA AXIS (E-W) WASATCH AXIS (N-S) INTERSECTION

Type: L
Description: LITTLE COTTONWOOD, ALTA-CLAYTON PEAK STOCKS SHEARING AND CRUSHING, THRUST FAULTS, NS FAULTS


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: CONTACT


Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): CALKINS F. C. AND BUTLER, B. S. 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD-AMERICAN FORK AREA, UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 201, 152P.

Reference (Deposit): MARSELL, R. E., ED, 1952, GEOLOGY OF THE CENTRAL WASATCH MTS, UTAH: UTAH GEOL. SOC. GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO 8 71P.

Reference (Deposit): KOSCHMANN, A. H. AND BERGENDAHL, MH, 1968, PRINCIPAL GOLD PRODUCING DISTRICTS OF THE UNITED STATES, USGS PROF. PAPER 610, 283P.