South Fork Mine

The South Fork Mine is a lead, zinc, and copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,201 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: South Fork Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.55806, -112.20111

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South Fork Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: South Fork Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Gingham 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


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fractures And Fissures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Geology): VEINS OF CALCITE AND QUARTZ ARE COMMON IN HOSTROCKS. LIMESTONES ARE BLACK TO DARK GRAY, FINE-GRAINED, ARGILLACEOUS AND SILTY, AND THIN BEDDED TO PLATY, WITH ABUNDANT CHERYT NODULES. QUARTZITES ARE LIGHT TAN, VERY FINE-GRAINED, FELDSPATHIC, CROSS-LAMINATED, AND SILICEOUS

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

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES IN DEFORMED, AND ALTERED HOST ROCKS. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS

Comment (Workings): ONE ADIT; CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D. R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE GINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145 P.

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

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