Galena King Mine

The Galena King Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,161 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: Galena King Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,161 Feet (1,878 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.45861, -112.33278

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Galena King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Galena King Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Rush Valley District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Anaconda Co.
Home Office: C/O Carr Fork Project, P.O. Box 238, Tooele, Ut. 84074


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
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: Oquirrh Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: BLANKET, CHIMNEY


Structure

Type: R
Description: District Between Ophir Anticline To West And Pole Canyon Syncline To East

Type: L
Description: Northward Trending, Westward Dipping Fissures And Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Some Hornfels, Hydrothermally Altered Galena King Gouge


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYS AROUND 1932: 30% PB, 8 OZ./TON AG, SLIGHT CU AND AU, SOME ZN SHIPPED
Analytical Data: SULPHIDE ORE: 50% PB, 40 OZ./TON AG


Materials

Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

Comment (Geology): MONZONITE PORPHYRY DIKES NORTHWARD TRENDING WESTWARD DIPPING

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

Comment (Deposit): BLANKET REPLACEMENT 300 FT. LONG BY 300 FT WIDE AND 1 TO 6 FT. THICK CONNECTED TO CHIMNEY REPLACEMENT 35 FT. DIAMETER. THE BLANKET EXTENDED FROM THE 300 LEVEL ALMOST TO THE SURFACE; THE CHIMNEY STARTED AT THE 300 LEVEL AND EXTENDED TO THE 800 LEVEL AS SOMEWHAT LESS STRONGLY TO THE 1000 LEVEL. SEVERAL STOPES OCCURRED EAST OF THE SHAFT

Comment (Workings): TWO INCLINE SHAFTS, ONE 500 FT, ONE 1000 FT. LEVELS HAVE BEEN DRIVEN AT 300, 400, 500, 600, 650, 800, 900 AND 1000 FT., TWO LONG CROSSCUTS ON THE 300 FT. LEVEL.

Comment (Development): INCLUDES GALENA KING, SILVER KING, SILVER KING NO. 2, SILVER KING WEST EXTENSION, FIRST EXTENSION WEST OF SILVER KING NO. 2, TERESA AND OTHER CLAIMS


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1924-1928, MINERAL YEARBOOK OF THE UNITED STATES.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 111, P. 373.

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, W.J., ET. AL., 1966, DISTRIBUTION OF SELECTED METALS IN THE STOCKTON DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 550-C, P. C 199.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 159-160

Reference (Deposit): HEYL, A.V., 1963, OXIDIZED ZINC DEPOSITS OF THE UNITED STATES, PT. 2, UTAH: USGS BULL. 1135-B.

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1916-1923, MINERAL RESERVES OF THE UNITED STATES.