Lakes of Killarney Mine

The Lakes of Killarney Mine is a silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,138 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: Lakes of Killarney Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,138 Feet (1,871 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 40.36944, -112.29806

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Satelite image of the Lakes of Killarney Mine

Lakes of Killarney Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lakes of Killarney Mine
Secondary: Nyanza Claim


Commodity

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


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: Southern Oquirrh Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: On West Flank Of Ophir Anticline; Between Lakes Of Killarney, And West Mercur Faults

Type: L
Description: Old Stopes Cut Off By Fault N30w, 55sw, Parallel To Lakes Of Killarney Fault 100 Yards To East


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SHIPMENTS AROUND 1932 AVERAGED 50 OZ AG, LITTLE AU
Analytical Data: ASSAYED UP TO 600 OZ. AG


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Sericite


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1975

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION IN 1925, 1934 AND 1938, PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1912 MAY HAVE BEEN UP TO 250,000 DOLLARS, 1912-1932 ONLY FEW TONS OF SILVER ORE SHIPPED

Comment (Deposit): BRECCIA ALONG FISSURES TRENDING N 10-15 W, N 20 W AND N 50 W , ALLWITH STEEP EAST DIPS; ORE OCCURS AS JASPEROID

Comment (Workings): MOST OF WORKINGS IN UPPER LIMESTONE BED IN GREAT BLUE; TWO ADITS BOTH COLLAPSED, LOWER ONE HAS APPROXIMATELY 1000 FT. OF WORKINGS, UPPER HAS ABOUT 500 FT. OF WORKINGS


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1934, 1939, MINERAL YEARBOOK.

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

Reference (Deposit): TRIPP, B.T., 1982, ON SITE INVESTIGATION.

Reference (Production): USBM, 1925,; USGS, 1934, 1938,: GILLULY, J, 1932, P. 142