Eagles Nest Mine

The Eagles Nest Mine is a copper and gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,081 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: Eagles Nest Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,081 Feet (2,463 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 39.93611, -113.82806

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Eagles Nest Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Eagles Nest Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Willow Springs District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Kibbee (V.P. 1st Security Bank)

Owner Name: Tripp, Alma


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1934
Discovery Year: 1933
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Deep Creek Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENTICULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin & Range

Type: L
Description: Tilted Fault Block That Dips 20-45 Deg. W. And Faults That Trend N-Nw & W-Nw


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1970 ASSAY: 6 IN. CH. FROM STOPE, AU (2.2 OZ), AG (0.5 OZ) ALSO, 1.0 OZ AU, .5 OZ AG, 3.9 OZ AU, 0.6 OZ AG


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Specularite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Kaolinite
Gangue: Goethite


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES UNKNOWN.

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN AN 8000 FOOT FRACTURE SYSTEM

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A SHALLOW PROSPECT PIT, INCLINE SHAFT, WATER FILLED SHAFT, PROSPECT PIT, & A WEST TRENDING ADIT.


References

Reference (Deposit): BICK, R.F., 1966, GEOL. OF THE DEEP CREEK MTNS., UT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY BULL. 77, 120 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON BUTLER, B.S., USGS PP 111

Reference (Deposit): 1966 GEOLMAP UT. GEOL. & M. SURVEY BULL. 77

Reference (Deposit): 1977 RECON UT. GEOL. & M. SURVEY RI #117

Reference (Deposit): REPORT ON THE DEEP CREEK WILDERNESS WITHDRAWAL AREA AS (WSA) BY BLM, 1979

Reference (Deposit): 1979 GEOCHEM DOE GJBX-8(80) LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LAB.

Reference (Production): EVERTS, M.L., 1980, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UT. GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): THOMPSON, K.C., 1973, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE DEEP CREEK MTNS, TOOELE-JUAB COUNTIES, UT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY BULL. 99

Reference (Deposit): BICK, R.F., 1958, STRATIGRAPHY OF DEEP CREEK MTNS, UT: AAPG BULL. V. 43, P. 1064-1069

Reference (Deposit): BICK, R.F., 1959, GEOLOGY OF THE DEEP CREEK QUAD, WESTERN, UT: NEW HAVEN, CONN., UNIV., UNPUBL. PH.D. DISSERTATION.