Argent Mine

The Argent Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,401 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: Argent Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.45583, -112.32278

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Argent Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Argent Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Rush Valley


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Hampton Mining Co.
Home Office: C/O Willis Smith, Stockton, Ut. 84071


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 On West And Pole Canyon Syncline On East


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Ore Almost Completely Oxidized


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: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Jarosite
Ore: Pyrite


Comments

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

Comment (Development): ONE OF OLDEST MINES IN DISTRICT, ESSENTIALLY ABANDONED BY 1932

Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURS IN TWO SHOOTS ALONG THE GALENA KING GOUGE, THE SHOOTS PITCH TO THE NW WITH THE INTERSECTION OF THE GALENA KING BED OF THE OQUIRRH FM. (N65W, 70 NE) AND TWO NORTH-SOUTH FISSURES.

Comment (Workings): SHAFT TO 850 FT, DRIFTING MAINLY ON LOWER LEVEL STOPES AS LONG AS 60 FT.


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 156-157.

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

Reference (Deposit): YOUNG, W.A., 1950, INVESTIGATION OF THE EAGLE SILVER, LEAD AND ZINC MINE, TOOELE CO., UTAH: USBM RI 4680.

Reference (Deposit): UGMS, 1966, A DIRECTORY OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF UTAH, 1965: UGMS BULL. 79, P. 83.

Reference (Deposit): UGMS, 1970, A DIRECTORY OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF UTAH, 1967: UGMS BULL. 84.

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1921, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1941, 1962, 1966, MINERAL YEARBOOK OF THE UNITED STATES