Muscatine Mine

The Muscatine Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,820 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: Muscatine Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,820 Feet (1,774 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.44611, -112.33361

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Satelite image of the Muscatine Mine

Muscatine Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Muscatine Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Rush Valley 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
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: OTHER, UNKNOWN


Structure

Type: R
Description: Oquirrh Mtns.

Type: L
Description: On East Limb Of Ophir Anticline And West Limb Of Pole Canyon Syncline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification And Marbleization


Rocks

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

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

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Jarosite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Workings): OPENED BY SEVERAL INCLINES, LONGEST IS ABOUT 350 FEET LONG WHERE CUT OFF AGAINST A NORTH WEST WARD-TRENDING FAULT

Comment (Geology): OQUIRRH FM. STRIKES N 70 E AND DIPS 40 TO 45 N

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

Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURED IN PARTLY MARMARIZED AND SILICIFIED LIMESTONE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SEVERAL SMALL PORPHYRY MASSES. ORE OCCURRED IN NORTHWEST WARD PITCHING SHOOTS, IN SOME STOPES ABOVE 30 FT. WIDE AND IN OTHERS ONLY 10 FT. WIDE. SHOOTS WERE CONNECTED ALONG STRIKE BY THIN LEADS OF MINERALIZZTION. MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN THE ABUNDANT JASPEROID AND HORNFELS AS WELL AS THE MARBLE.


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 163