Silverado Canyon Prospect

The Silverado Canyon Prospect is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,399 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: Silverado Canyon Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,399 Feet (2,560 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.35472, -112.22694

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Silverado Canyon Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silverado Canyon Prospect


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures, Fractures, Faults, And Fold.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Limonite
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Aurichalcite
Ore: Realgar
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT IS CONFINED TO THE LOWER PART OF THE GREAT BLUE LIMESTONE, BELOW THE LONG TRAIL SHALE MEMBER. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV

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

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES TRENDING IN N-S AND N40E DIRECTIONS. THE ORE IS YELLOWISH OR GREYISH, SOFT AND PULVERIZED

Comment (Workings): PITS AND TRENCHES

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY SHEARED. SHALES ARE GREENISH GRAY TO BLACK, PULVERIZED, CALCAREOUS, CARBOUNACEOUS, KAOLIMITIC, SILICEOUS AND SERICITE. LIMESTONES ARE DOLOMITIC AND SILICIFIED.


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.