Cliff Mine

The Cliff Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,949 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: Cliff Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,949 Feet (2,423 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.38139, -112.26222

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Satelite image of the Cliff Mine

Cliff Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cliff Mine
Secondary: Buckhorn Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

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

Owner Name: Mecca Mining Co.
Home Office: 704 Newhouse Bldg., Salt Lake City, Ut. 84111


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: TABULAR, TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Oquirrh Mtns.

Type: L
Description: Near Axis Of Ophir Anticline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidization


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: PRIOR TO WW I: PB-13 TO 15 PERCENT, CU SLIGHTLY LESS THAN 1 PERCENT, 8 OZ. AG/TON, 25 CENTS AU/TON


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Aurichalcite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Jarosite
Gangue: Plumbojarosite


Comments

Comment (Geology): GANGUE: DIOPSIDE, ANDRADITE, EPIDOTE AND TREMOLITE

Comment (Deposit): MOST PRODUCTIVE CLAIMS WERE BUCKHORN, EIGTH OF JANUARY, TRAFALGAR, TOMAHAWK AND CORNING; PRODUCTION IN EARLY DAYS OF DISTRICT THEN IDLE, PRODUCED 1905-1920. ORE REMOVED BY AERIAL TRAMWAY. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Commodity): SMALL AMOUNT OF ZINC ORE SHIPPED

Comment (Production): PROBABLE PRODUCTION OF 2 TO 3 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ORE

Comment (Development): WORKED WITH HIDDEN TREASURE SINCE 1918, UNDER LEASE TO D.W. LYNCH IN 1926 AND 1927

Comment (Deposit): REPLACEMENT MASSES ALONG FISSURES IN MADISON LIMESTONE AND REPLACEMENT AND FISSURE ORE ALONG THE CLIFF FAULT

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY THREE TUNNELS: UPPER IS 800 FT LONG WITH 1,400 FOOT MAIN DRIFT, MIDDLE IS 1,450 FEET LONG WITH 1,600 FOOT MAIN DRIFT AND LOWER IS 2,100 FEET LONG WITH 700 FOOT MAIN DRIFT. DRIFTS RUN WESTWARD IN THE FOOTWALL OF THE CLIFF FAULT. MIDDLE LEVEL CONNECTED TO HIDDEN TREASURE MINE

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


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 143-144.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 111, P. 379-380.

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1916, 1917 AND 1920, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES.

Reference (Deposit): HEYL, A.V., 1963, OXIDIZED ZINC DEPOSITS OF THE UNITED STATES-PART 2, UTAH: USGS BULL. 1135-B, P. 61.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P. 143.