Lake Point Mine

The Lake Point Mine is a copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,400 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: Lake Point Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 40.69056, -112.24389

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Satelite image of the Lake Point Mine

Lake Point Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lake Point Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Lake Point Area


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Kennecott Minerals Corp.


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: Great Salt Lake Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Sevier Orogenic Belt

Type: L
Description: Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, And Silicification


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Limonite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Realgar
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE IS LOCATED ON THE NORTHERN FLANK OF KESSLER ANTICLINE NEAR LAKE POINT THRUST. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Workings): ONE ADIT, INCLINED 20 DEG., COLLAPSED AND INACCESSIBLE; OPEN PIT ALONG A STREAM CHANNEL; VARIOUS SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.

Comment (Geology): HOST ROCKS ARE HIGHLY SHEARED AND ALTERED; VEINS OF SILICA AND CALCITE ARE COMMON; THICKNESS OF ALTERATION ZONE IS ABOUT 20 FT.

Comment (Orebody): ORE_FORM = LINEAR; TABULAR


References

Reference (Deposit): EMMONS, S.F., 1905, AN INTRODUCTION ON GENERAL GEOLOGY: USGS PROF. PAPER 38, P. 19-28

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

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

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1935, MINOR COPPER- PRODUCING DISTRICTS IN UTAH: COPPER RES. OF THE WORLD: 16TH INTER. GEOL. CONG., P. 369