Rover Hill Mine #2

The Rover Hill Mine #2 is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,340 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: Rover Hill Mine #2  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,340 Feet (2,542 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.34278, -112.23444

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Rover Hill Mine #2 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rover Hill Mine #2


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


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

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures, Freactures, Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Sericitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

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

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

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE IS LOCATED IN ALTERED WALLROCKS. THE OXIDIZED ORE IS LIGHT COLOURED AND FRIABLE. IT CONTAINS SULPHATES LIKE GYPSUM, ACORODITE AND MELENTERITE, AND JACKS SULFIDES. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES.

Comment (Workings): ONE INCLINE (35 DEG.), CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE; TWO SURFACE WORKINGS (DOZER CUTS) 100X50 FT AND 120X50FT.

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE DEFORMED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DOLOMITIZED AND SILICIFIED. VEINS OF JASPEROID, QUARTZ AND CALCITE ARE COMMON. SHALES ARE CARBONACEOUS, SILICIOUS, CALEAREOUS AND SERICITIC. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH JASPEROID AND QUARTZ VEINS.

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.


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): MOHAMMAD, H., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: U.G.M.S.