Mercur Mine #8

The Mercur Mine #8 is a silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,661 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 Mine #8  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,661 Feet (2,335 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 40.33222, -112.22139

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Mercur Mine #8 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercur Mine #8


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Mercury
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Iron
Secondary: Gold
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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


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, Limonitization And Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Realgar
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE IS SOFT AND PULVERIZED, LIGHT YELLOWISH OR GREYISH IN COLOUR. GOLD IS NOT VISIBLE IN THE ORES AND IS CONCENTRATED IN THE CARBON-RICH PORTIONS OF THE ALTERED ZONES. THE ORE IS FORMED BY THE IMPREGNATION AND REPLACEMENT OF THE WALLROCKS. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS LOCALIZED IN THE ALTERED ZONES IN WALLROCKS. UNALTERED ROCKS ARE BARREN. THE OXIDIZED ORE IS LIGHT COLOURED AND MORE FRIABLE THAN UNOXIDIZED ORE. IT LACKS SULFIDES AND CONTAINS SULFATES INCLUDING GYPSUM, SCORODITE AND MELANTERITE

Comment (Workings): ONE INCLINE (35 DEG.), 50 FT. LONG AND THAN CAVED; ONE ADIT, 80 FT. LONG, AND THAN CAVED; ONE PIT OF 350X80X20 FT. SIZE; SEVERAL OTHER SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES

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

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE DEFORMED AND ALTERED. SHALES ARE BROWN, BUFF TO BLACK, PULVERIZED, FRIABLE, SERICITIC, CALCAREOUS, SOMETIMES CARBONACEOUS, AND KAOLIMITIC. LIMESTONES ARE BRECCIATED, DOLOMITIZED, SILICIFIED AND IMPREGNATED WITH QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINS. LIMONITIC STAINS ARE COMMON ON WALLROCKS.


References

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.

Reference (Production): MOHAMMAD, H., 1981, ON SITE EXAMINATION:U.G.M.S.

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.