Sunshine Mine South

The Sunshine Mine South is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,001 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: Sunshine Mine South  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.27167, -112.19528

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Sunshine Mine South MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sunshine Mine South


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Consolidated Mercur Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1895
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


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: Faults And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification And Dolomitization


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Realgar
Ore: Limonite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Gypsum


Comments

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

Comment (Production): THE TOTAL PRODCUTION IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ABOUT $221,000 IN GOLD. THE TONNAGE FIGURES FOR THE ORE ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT IS IN THE 'GREAT BLUE' LIMESTONES, BENEATH THE LONG TRAIL SHALE MEMBER. THE ORE OCCURS AT TWO HORIZONS, APPROXIMATELY 150 FT. APART STRATIGRAPHICALLY, EACH BELOW A CARBONACEOUS SHALY ZONE.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS ARE BADLY CAVED AND IN ACCESSIBLE. THEY ARE DEVELOPED BY AN INCLINE TRENDING N75E AND HAVING A SLOPE OF 32 DEG. WITH THE BEDDING; DRIFTS FOLLOW FISSURES TRENDING N45W; ONE VERTICAL SHAFT OF 50 FT. BADLY CAVED; SEVERAL SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.

Comment (Geology): THE OXIDIZED ORE IS LIGHT COLORED AND MORE FRIABLE THAN THE UNOXIDIZED (BASIC) ORE. IT LACKS SULFIDES AND CONTAINS SULFATES, INCLUDING GYPSUM, JAROSITE, SCORODITE, AND MELANTERITE

Comment (Deposit): GOLD IS NOT VISIBLE IN THE ORES, AND IS CONCENTRATED IN THE CARBON-RICH PORTIONS OF THE JASPEROID ZONES, MANY LIMESTONE BEDS ARE SILICIFIED TO JASPEROID. SHALES ARE LESS ALTERED AND SHOW LITTLE SERICITIZATION. THE ORE SHOOTS FOLLOW APPROXIMATELY THE INTERSECTION OF THE FISSURES WITH THE ORE BEDS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV


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.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P.138