Knolls Sand Dunes

The Knolls Sand Dunes is a silica mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,275 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: Knolls Sand Dunes  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,275 Feet (1,303 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silica

Lat, Long: 40.63583, -113.25139

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Satelite image of the Knolls Sand Dunes

Knolls Sand Dunes MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Knolls Sand Dunes


Commodity

Primary: Silica


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Great Salt Lake Desert


Land Status

Land ownership: Military Reservation


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Unconsolidated Sediments
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Great Salt Lake Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR-BLANKET


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Deposit): SCATTERED SAND DUNES

Comment (Workings): NO WORKINGS

Comment (Location): LOCATION GIVEN IS A REPRESENTATIVE POINT UNSURVEYED


References

Reference (Deposit): STEPHENS, J.C., 1974, HYDROGEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE NORTH GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT: UT. DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, TECH. PUBL., 4.

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1927, POTASH BRINES IN THE GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT, UTAH: U.S.G.S. BULL. 795, P. 25-44.

Reference (Production): STEPHENS, J.C., 1974, UT. DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, TECH. PUBL. 4.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): TRIPP, B.T., 1980, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURV.