Ophir Coalition Mine

The Ophir Coalition Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,060 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: Ophir Coalition Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,060 Feet (2,152 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.37444, -112.26361

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Ophir Coalition Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ophir Coalition Mine
Secondary: Montana Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: U. V. Industries
Home Office: 136 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84111


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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Near Crest Of Ophir Anticline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: LOW GRADE SILVER-LEAD ORE


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tennantite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Galena


Comments

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

Comment (Production): PROD. 1917-1918; 1939-1940

Comment (Development): CONSISTED OF 12 PATENTED CLAIMS; LOST BOY, TELLER AND MONTANA MOST PRODUCTIVE

Comment (Deposit): GEOLOGY SIMILAR TO THE OPHIR HILL CONSOLIDATED MINE

Comment (Workings): MAIN WORKING IS VERTICAL SHAFT 500 FT. DEEP WITH INCLINES IN THE LIMESTONES OF THE OPHIR FM.


References

Reference (Deposit): OLMSTEAD, S.G., 1921, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE OPHIR MINING DISTRICT: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY VOL. 16, NO. 7, P. 450.

Reference (Production): USGS, 1917, 1918; USBM 1940, 1941

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOL AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADS. UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 148.

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

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1940, 1941, MINERALS YEARBOOK.