Deseret Mine

The Deseret Mine is a silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,261 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: Deseret Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,261 Feet (2,518 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 40.38917, -112.27306

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Deseret Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Deseret Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
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
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: PIPE


Structure

Type: R
Description: Oquirrh Mtns.

Type: L
Description: Ophir Anticline


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: EARLY PRODUCTION: 70 OZ./TON AG, TRACE AU


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Diopside


Comments

Comment (Deposit): INCLINE FOLLOWS REPLACEMENT ALONG BEDDING

Comment (Workings): ONE 750 FOOT INCLINE WITH DRIFTS AND STOPES, TOTALS 1500 FT.

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE CONSIDERABLY ALTERED TO HORNFELS, ESPECIALLY ALONG FISSURES; OVERLAIN BY ALTERED QUARTZITE WITH DEVELOPMENT OF DIOPSIDE

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

Comment (Development): ORIGINALLY IN SAME CLAIM GROUP AS THAD STEVENS MINE


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 152.

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

Reference (Deposit): HUNTLEY, D.B., 1880, U.S. TENTH CENSUS, VOL. 13, P. 454.

Reference (Deposit): MITCHELL, H.G., 1925, A GEOLOGIC REPORT ON THE DRY CANYON DIVISION OF THE OPHIR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: THESIS STANFORD UNIVERSITY