Sunshine Mine North

The Sunshine Mine North is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,280 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 North  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,280 Feet (1,914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.27778, -112.19611

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Sunshine Mine North MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sunshine Mine North


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

Not available


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: M


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: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Geology): THE OXIDIZED ORE IS LIGHT COLORED AND MOER FN'ABLE THAN MIOCIDIZED (BASE) ORE. IT LACKS SULFIDES AND CONTAINS SULFATES, INCLUDING GYPSUM, JAROSITE, SCORODITE, AND MALENTERITE. HALITE OCCURS WITH RALLOYSITE AND FLUROITE. THE LALITE IS LOOSE, WHITE, AND POORLY CRYSTALLINE. HALLOYSITE IS WHITE TO PINK THE HALITE AND HALLOYSITE ARE WELL EXPOSED OVER A WIDTH OF 6 FEET ON THE SOUTH WALL OF THE ADIT AND IN THE NORTH PORTION OF THE FACE.

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

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

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT LIES IN THE 'GREAT BLUE' LIMESTONES, BENEATH THE LONG TRAIL SHALE MBR. MEMBER.

Comment (Workings): ONE INCLINE (10 DEG.), ONE VERTICAL SHAFT, AND ONE ADIT, ALL BADLY CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE; FEW SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): BUTTLER,B.S.,ET. AL.,1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 111, 672P.

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.