Eureka Ophir Mine

The Eureka Ophir Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,219 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: Eureka Ophir Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,219 Feet (2,505 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.38972, -112.27028

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Satelite image of the Eureka Ophir Mine

Eureka Ophir Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Eureka Ophir Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


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: 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: Oquirrh Mtns.

Type: L
Description: Near Axis Of Ophir Anticline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Nearly Complete Oxidation Of Ore


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 6 PERCENT PB, 6 PERCENT CU, 9 OZ. AG, 25 CENTS IN AU


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Development): WORKED SPORADICALLY FROM 1913-1921 AND 1927, PRODUCTION RECORDED FOR 1917, 1918 AND 1927

Comment (Workings): OPENED BY INCLINED SHAFT 300 FEET DEEP, BADLY CAVED IN 1932

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. 152, PL. 12.

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1917, 1918, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1927, MINERAL YEARBOOK.