Queen of the Hills Mine

The Queen of the Hills Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,419 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: Queen of the Hills Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,419 Feet (2,566 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.385, -112.28306

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Queen of the Hills Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Queen of the Hills Mine
Secondary: Flavilla
Secondary: Mahogany


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Enos Wall Jeffs
Home Office: 19510 Wells Drive, Tarzana, Ca. 91356


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: Fissures Are Cut Off At Depth By Branch Of Mark Antony Fault And A Northeastward Trend Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: EARLY ASSAYS OF SECOND CHIMNEY: 40 OZ./TON AG AND 30% PB
Analytical Data: EARLY ASSAYS OF FIRST CHIMNEY: 20 TO 25 OZ/TON AG, 50% PB
Analytical Data: ASSAYS AROUND 1932: 19% ZN, 6% PB, 1.4% CU, 7 OZ./TON AG, 30 CENTS/TON AU
Analytical Data: EARLY ASSAYS OF THIRD CHIMNEY: 60 OZ./TON AG.


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Gold


Comments

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

Comment (Production): OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS PRODUCTION IN EARLY DAYS; NO MORE THAN 30,000 DOLLARS 1912 TO 1932; PRODUCTION IN YEARS 1870-1877, 1915-1916, 1923, 1926, 1930, 1933, 1936-1937, 1939-1941, 1947

Comment (Development): OWNED BY OPHIR-MONO COALITION IN 1932

Comment (Workings): CLAIMS ARE EXPLORED BY TWO MAIN INCLINES 1,000 AND 1400 FT LONG AND 6 FEET SQUARE; HORIZONTAL DEVELOPMENT IS 1200 FT. 8 MI. OF OPENINGS IF STOPES ARE COUNTED, 12000 FT. IF NOT COUNTED. STOPES REPORTED CAVED IN 1932 BUT HAULAGE WAYS PARTLY ACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Deposit): PURPOSE OF SURPRISE TUNNEL IS TO EXPLORE FOR THE FAULTED CONTINUATIONS OF THE QUEEN OF THE HILLS ORESHOOTS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURS ALONG INTERSECTION OF THREE FISSURES WITH BEDDING OF THE LIMESTONE RESULTING IN THREE CHIMNEYS: FIRST WAS 350 FT. LONG, 25 TO 40 FT. WIDE AND 18 IN. TO 2 FT. THICK; SECOND WAS 1,000 FT. LONG, 60 TO 70 FT. WIDE AND 18 IN. TO 2 FT. THICK GENERALLY UPON THE HANGING WALL. THE THIRD CHIMNEY WAS ABOUT THE SAME SIZE AS THE SECOND.


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADS., UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 155.

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

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1916, 1923, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1926-1947, MINERAL YEARBOOK.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., P. 155.