Rowley Plant

The Rowley Plant is a magnesite mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,219 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: Rowley Plant  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,219 Feet (1,286 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Magnesite

Lat, Long: 40.91444, -112.73250

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Rowley Plant MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rowley Plant
Secondary: National Lead Plant
Secondary: Amax Plant


Commodity

Primary: Magnesite
Secondary: Clay


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Amax Inc.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1972
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


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: LIQUID


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Brine
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Brine
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CONCENTRATED BRINE FEED TO PLANT AVERAGES 7.5 TO 8.5 PERCENT MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE


Materials

Ore: Brine


Comments

Comment (Workings): BRINE EXTRACTED FROM GREAT SALT LAKE


References

Reference (Deposit): NATIONAL LEAD, 1979, SOLICITS BUYERS FOR RAWLEY PLANTS: TOOELE TRANSCRIPT

Reference (Production): 1979, N.L. SOLICITS BUYERS FOR ROWLEY PLANT: TOOELE TRANSCRIPT.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): GWYNN, J.W., 1980. THE GREAT SALT LAKE: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SUR. BULL. 116.