Bates Canyon Mine

The Bates Canyon Mine is a lead, zinc, copper, and iron mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,459 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: Bates Canyon Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,459 Feet (1,664 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Copper, Iron

Lat, Long: 40.62278, -112.23833

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Bates Canyon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bates Canyon Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Copper
Primary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Bingham 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: 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

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Faults, Fissures, Fractures And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Sericitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IS LOCATED IN BRECCIATED, AND HIGHLY ALTERED HOSTROCKS

Comment (Workings): TWO TUNNELS, CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Geology): THE MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES AND FRACTURES. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH CRYPTOCRYSTALLINE SILICA; VEINS OF CALCITE AND QUARTZ ARE COMMON IN WALLROCKS

Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT LIES IN AN AREA CLOSE TO THE NORTH OQUIRRH THRUST ZONE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

Reference (Deposit): BRAY, E.R., WILSON J.C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY REFERENCE 3

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

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