Mountain Lion Mine

The Mountain Lion Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,360 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: Mountain Lion Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,360 Feet (2,548 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.36194, -112.24861

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Mountain Lion Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mountain Lion Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Faults And Fissures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Production): THE PRODUCTION WAS ESTIMATED AS $120,000; PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT IS LOCATED ALONG A NORTHWARD-TRENDING FISSURE DIPPING WEST.

Comment (Workings): ADITS AND SHAFT; CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT IS CONFINED TO THE LOWER PART OF THE 'GREAT BLUE' LIMESTONE, WHERE IT DIPS GENTLY WESTWARD ON THE WESTERN FLANK OF OPHIR ANTICLINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH JASPEROID. THE ORE IS HIGHLY OXIDIZED.


References

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL,H.J.,ET. AL., 1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 14, UT. GEOL. SOC.: U.G.M.S. BULL.14, 262P.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY,J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 173, 167P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): SPURR,J.E.,1895, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE MERCUR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S.G.S. 16TH. ANN. REPT., PT. 2, 454P.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P. 141