Rover Hill Mine #3

The Rover Hill Mine #3 is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,360 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 #3  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,360 Feet (2,548 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.34083, -112.23750

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Rover Hill Mine #3 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rover Hill Mine #3


Commodity

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


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, Fractures, Faults And Folds


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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE IS LOCATED IN ALTERED HOST ROCKS, AND IS CONTROLLED BY FRACTURES.

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

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

Comment (Workings): THREE INCLINES (35 DEG.), CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE; THREE SURFACE WORKINGS (DOZER CUTS) OF 130X50 FT, 400X50 FT, AND 150X120FT.; SEVERAL SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE IS SOFT, PULVERIZED, LIGHT YELLOWISH OR GREYISH IN COLOR. 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 (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE DEFORMED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE BRECCIATED, DOLOMITIZED, SILICIFIED, AND IMPREGNATED WITH VEINS OF QUARTZ AND CALCITE. SHALES ARE PULVERIZED, CALCAREOUS, SERICITIC, CARBONAREOUS AND SILICIOUS.


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.