Mercur Prospect #6

The Mercur Prospect #6 is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,119 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: Mercur Prospect #6  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,119 Feet (2,170 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.33139, -112.21222

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Mercur Prospect #6 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercur Prospect #6


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Iron
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Mercury
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Getty Oil Co.


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


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fractures And Fissures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Realgar
Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES. THE ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS.

Comment (Workings): PIT AND TRENCHES

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE BRECCIATED, CRUMPLED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, CHERTY, DOLOMITIZED AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE GREENISH GRAY TO BLACK, SERICITIC, SILICEOUS, CARBONACEOUS AND KAOLIMITIC. EFFECTS OF LIMONITIZATION ARE COMMON ON WALLROCKS.


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): BUTTLER,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.