Kearsarge Mine

The Kearsarge Mine is a silver, lead, copper, and zinc mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,399 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: Kearsarge Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,399 Feet (2,560 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Copper, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.39028, -112.27194

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Kearsarge Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Kearsarge Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District (Dry Canyon)


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1871
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Beds Form The East Limb Of The Ophir Anticline. Beds (N-S, 30 - 35 N), Fissures (N 30 - 60 E, Steeply E)


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Some Alteration Of Limestones To Hornfels.


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVG. 7 % PB, 2 % CU, 18 OZ/TON AG, $1.25/TON AU


Materials

Ore: Jarosite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Aurichalcite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Location): INCLUDES THE JENNIE CLAIM

Comment (Commodity): ORE OCCURS IN A DARK GRAY, FINE GRAIN, INDURATED LIMESTONE.

Comment (Production): 1871-1880 EST. PROD. $1,000,000, PROD. 1916-1918, 1922-23, 1925-26, 1936, 1939-40, 1944, 1947, 1949-1951

Comment (Workings): 1,300 FT LONG INCLINE WITH A TOTAL OF 3,000 FT OF WORKINGS

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: HUMBUG FM CONSIST OF INTERBEDDED LS AND QUARTZITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER,B.S. AND OTHERS, 1920, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 111, P. 379.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY,J., 1932, GEOLOGY & ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADS: USGS PROF. PAPER 173, P. 152-153.

Reference (Deposit): USGS MINERAL RESOURCE YEARBOOK 1916-18, 1922-23; USBM MINERAL RESOURCE YEARBOOK 1925-30, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1949-51

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL,H.J., 1959, GEOLOGY OF THE S. OQUIRRH MTNS. & FIVEMILE PASS-N. BOULTER MTN. AREA: UTAH GEOL. SOC. GUIDEBOOK NO. 14, P. 215-223.