Ophir Canyon Prospect

The Ophir Canyon Prospect is a lead, silver, and iron mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,001 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: Ophir Canyon Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Iron

Lat, Long: 40.38333, -112.23472

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Ophir Canyon Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ophir Canyon Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Not available


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: 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


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fault And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONES ARE BRECCIATED CHERTY, DARK GRAY TO BLACK WITH VEINS OF QUARTZ AND CALCITE; SHALES ARE PULVERIZED, BROWN TO BLACK, AND AT PLACES CARBONACEOUS, SERICITIC AND KAOLINITIC

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

Comment (Workings): SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES


References

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 38, 410 P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 111, 672 P.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 173, 171 P.

Reference (Deposit): STOKES, W.L., 1963, GEOLOGIC MAP OF NORTHWESTERN UTAH: WILLIAM AND HEINTZ MAP CORPORATION, WASHINGTON 27, D.C.