Mc Fait Canyon Prospect

The Mc Fait Canyon Prospect is a silver and gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,598 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: Mc Fait Canyon Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.29972, -112.21111

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Mc Fait Canyon Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mc Fait Canyon Prospect


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Bob Petray
Home Office: P.O.Box 297, Laytton, Ca. Ornia-96118


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Fissures And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Realgar
Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Workings): TWO PITS OF 50X50X10 FT. SIZE; TWO TRENCHES OF 250X15 FT. SIZE; MANY OTHER SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IS LOCATED ALONG A FISSURE, RUNNING IN A N-S DIRECTION. HOSTROCKS ARE HIGHLY SHEARED AND ALTERED.

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

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONES ARE SHATTERED, DOLOMITIZED AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE HIGHLY PULVERIZED. LIMONITIC STAINS ARE COMMON ON HOST ROCKS.


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.