Chicago Mine

The Chicago Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,862 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: Chicago Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,862 Feet (2,701 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.38417, -112.26583

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Chicago Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Chicago Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Manganese


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: U. V. Industries
Home Office: 136 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84111


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: 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: PIPE


Structure

Type: R
Description: Oquirrh Mtns.

Type: L
Description: Close To Axis Of Ophir Anticline, Near Prominent Rhyolite Porphyry Dike


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ALL ORES-UP TO 50 CENTS PER TON AU
Analytical Data: SULPHIDES 30% ZN, 14% PB, 8-10% AG/TON
Analytical Data: COPPER CARBONATE ORES-22% CU
Analytical Data: ZINC CARBONATE ORE-40% ZN, 44% MAX., 1% CU, 2 OZ. AG/TON
Analytical Data: LEAD CARBONATE ORE-21 TO 22% PB, MAX. 40%, 18-19% AG, 4-6% ZN, 22% FE


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Aurichalcite
Ore: Wad
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Calamine
Ore: Hydrozincite
Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Cuprite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Tremolite
Gangue: Andradite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Diopside
Gangue: Actinolite
Gangue: Wollastonite
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT CONTROLLED BY FISSURES, VERY LITTLE EFFECT FROM BEDDING

Comment (Workings): EXTENSIVE WORKINGS

Comment (Deposit): HIDDEN TREASURE, CHICAGO, SACRAMENTO AND CLIFF MINES WERE CONSOLIDATED INTO ONE UNIT BY 1918. PRINCIPAL CLAIMS ARE HIDDEN TREASURE AMENDED, COLUMBIA, CHICAGO NO. 2, SACRAMENTO, RED PINE, ANNA, SUMMIT AND HERCULES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

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


References

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 111, P. 378-379.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 144-146