Utah Metal Co. Mine

The Utah Metal Co. Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,021 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: Utah Metal Co. Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,021 Feet (2,140 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.48694, -112.19056

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Utah Metal Co. Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Utah Metal Co. Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


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
Year First Production: 1944
Year Last Production: 1950
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


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: Faults And Folds


Alterations

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


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

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

Comment (Workings): ONE ADIT 150 FT. (APPROX.) LONG, CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE

Comment (Geology): HOST ROCKS ARE HIGHLY BRECCIATED AND SHATTERED; SHALES ARE SOMETIMES CARBONACEOUS AND KAOLINITIC; VEINS OF CRYPTOCRYSTALLINE SILICA/JASPEROID ARE COMMON IN HOSTROCKS


References

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

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 38, 410P.

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

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

Reference (Production): U.S.B.M. MIN. YEAR BOOK, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950.