Violet Ray Mine

The Violet Ray Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,799 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: Violet Ray Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,799 Feet (2,377 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.30278, -112.21556

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Violet Ray Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Violet Ray Mine
Secondary: Eagle Hill Mine


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

Not available


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: 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: Fissures, Fractures, Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY SHATTERED, CRUMPLED AND ALTERED. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES RUNNING IN A N-S DIRECTION.

Comment (Workings): ON SHAFT(VERTICAL), TWO INCLINES (35 DEG.), ALL BADLY CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE. MORE THANT 12 PITS OF DIFFERENT SIZES, WITH LENGHTS VARYING FROM 150 TO 1500 FT., WIDTHS FROM 15 TO 150 FT., AND WITH DEPTHS FROM 15 TO 80 FT.

Comment (Deposit): THE ESTIMATED THICKNESS OF THE UPPER LIMESTONES IS 2,700 FT. THE SEDIMENTARIES ARE INTRUDED BY RHYOLITES OF HIGHLY VARIABLE NATURE. VARIATIONS IN THE APPEARANCE OF THE RHYOLITE ARE THE RESULT OF CHANGES IN TEXTURE, MINERAL CONTENT AND DEGREE OF ALTERATION. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONES ARE BLUE GRAY WITH SPORADIC CHERT LAYERS AND SOME SANDY LIMESTONES WITH THIN BLACK SHALES. WALLROCKS ARE DOLOMITIZED AND SILICIFIED. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS. SHALES ARE PULBERIZED, KAOLIMITICS, LIMONITIC, AND CARBONACEOUS


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 QUADRANGLE: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.