Tip Top Mine

The Tip Top Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,719 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: Tip Top Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,719 Feet (1,743 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.45861, -112.33972

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Tip Top Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tip Top Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
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 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: Oquirrh Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

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


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation Occurred To 700 Ft. Level


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

Analytical Data: 12% PB, .25% CU, 4 OZ./TON AG, 80 CENTS/TON AU


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Production): NOTABLE PRODUCTION 1924 TO 1927, 300,000 DOLLARS

Comment (Development): ENERGETIC DEVELOPMENT BY STOCKTON LEAD CO. AROUND 1932; TIP TOP INCLUDES CYCLONE CLAIM

Comment (Workings): LENGTH OF WORKINGS EXCLUSIVE OF STOPES, ACCESS IN 1932 THROUGH HONORINE MINE CROSSCUT 400 FT TO TIP TOP

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

Comment (Deposit): TWO ORE SHOOTS, PRINCIPAL ONE OCCURS AT INTERSECTION OF BEDDING ROLL IN GALENA KING BED AND A FISSURE. OTHER SHOOT IS 250 FT. EAST. SHOOTS EXTEND FROM AT LEAST 900 LEVEL POSSIBLY TO NEAR SURFACE.


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA., P. 164-165.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 111, P. 364, 368.

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1925, MINERAL YEARBOOK OF THE UNITED STATES.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., P. 164.