Chloride Point Mine

The Chloride Point Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,199 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: Chloride Point Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,199 Feet (2,499 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.35417, -112.24000

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Chloride Point Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Chloride Point Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: F And S Co., Inc.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1870
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures (N-S And N40e), Folds And Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Limonitization, Sericitization And Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Realgar
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Barite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE IS SOFT AND PULVERIZED, LIGHT YELLOWISH OR GREYISH IN COLOUR. MINERALIZATION IS COEXTENSIVE WITH WIDESPREAD SILICIFICATION. THE ORE MINERALS LIE WITHIN OR BENEATH JASPEROID MASSES WHICH ROUGHLY PARALLEL THE BEDDING AND FOLLOW THE FISSURES, WHICH GOVERNED THE LOCALIZATION OF ORE TO A GREAT EXTENT. TWO FISSURES ABOUT 20 FT. APART CAN BE FOLLOWED FOR OVER 600 FT. NORTH FROM THE PORTAL, AND VERY RICH ORE IS FOUND ALONG THEM. ANOTHER FISSURE ABOUT 250 WEST OF THESE CAN BE FOLLOWED ALONG ITS STRIKE, ABOUT N10E, FOR OVER 600 FT., CROSSCUTS ABOUT 350 FT. NORTHWEST OF THE GLADSTONE SHAFT INTERSECTED THE GLADSTONE FISSURE, WHICH STRIKES N40E AND DIPS 80 NW. AN INCLINE 175 FT. NORTH OF THE GLADSTONE SHAFT FOLLOWS ONE OF THE INTERMEDIATE FISSURES DOWN TO THE NORTH AND CONNECTS WITH THE WORKINGS AT THE BUFFALO MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

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

Comment (Commodity): THE TENOR OF THE ORE AVERAGED ABOUT 70 OZ. OF SILVER AND $2 IN GOLD TO THE TON, 8 PERCENT LEAD

Comment (Production): THE TOTAL PRODUCTION EXCEEDED $200,000; PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE BODIES LIE ALONG THE INTERSECTION OF N-S AND N40E FISSURES AND JUST BELOW OR IN THE LOWER PART OF THE JASPEROID BODIES. THE ORE ZONES ARE CONFINED TO SHALLOW DEPTHS. MINERALIZATION IS LOCALIZED IN ALTERED WALLROCKS

Comment (Workings): TWO SUBPARALLEL ADITS FOR THE TOTAL DEVELOPMENT WORK NOT EXCEEDING 5000 FT.; SHALLOW WINZES AND INCLINES: STOPES ARE COMMONLY 10 OR 15 FT. WIDE AND 3 TO 8 FT. HIGH; ONE SHAFT (GLADSTONE SHAFT); WORKINGS ARE CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Geology): THE DEPOSIT IS SITUATED IN THE LOWER PART OF THE GREAT BLUE LIMESTONE, BELOW THE LONG TRAIL SHALE MEMBER. WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, CHERTY, DOLOMITIZED, SILICIFIED AND IMPREGNATED WITH CALCITE, QUARTZ AND JASPEROID VEINS. SHALES ARE GREENISH TO GRAY, PULVERIZED, KAOLINITIC, SERICITIC, CARBONACEOUS, CALCAREOUS AND SILICEOUS.


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 173, 167P.

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL, H.J., ET. AL., 1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 14, UT. GEOL. SOC.: U.G.M.S. BULL. 14, 262P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): SPURR, J.E., 1895, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE MERCUR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S.G.S. 16TH. ANN. REPT., PT. 2, 454P.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P. 140