South Fork Ophir Canyon Prospect

The South Fork Ophir Canyon Prospect is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,199 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: South Fork Ophir Canyon Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,199 Feet (2,499 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.35333, -112.22361

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South Fork Ophir Canyon Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: South Fork Ophir Canyon Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
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

Type: Surface


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 And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Sericitization 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: Aurichalcite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Realgar
Ore: Gold
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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

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

Comment (Workings): SURFACE WORKINGS (DOZER CUTS)

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

Comment (Geology): HOSTROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED AND ALTERED. SHALES ARE PULVERIZED, CARBONACEOUS, CALEAREOUS, SERIEITIC, KAOLIMITIC AND LIMONITIE. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, CHERTY, DOLOMITIC AND SILICIFIED. WALLROCKS ARE INPREGNATED WITH VEINS OF JASPEROID, QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINS.


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.