Spring Canyon Mine

The Spring Canyon Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,761 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: Spring Canyon Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,761 Feet (1,756 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.53722, -112.23778

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Spring Canyon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Spring Canyon Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Silver


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: Fissures And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONES ARE ALONG FISSURES. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH CRYPTOCRYSTALLINE SILICA, WHICH OCCURS AS VEINS IN THE ALTERED WALLROCKS

Comment (Workings): ONE TUNNEL; BADLY CAVED; INACCESSIBLE.

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

Comment (Geology): HOSTROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED AND ALTERED. THE LIMESTONES ARE BLACK TO DARK GRAY, FINE-GRAINED, ARGILLACEOUS AND SILTY, THIN-BEDDED TO PLATY, WITH A BUNDANT BLACK CHERTY NODULES. THE QUARTZITES ARE LIGHT TAN, VERY FINE-GRAINED, FELDSPATHIC AND SILICEOUS.


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 OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.

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

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