Mercur Mine

The Mercur Mine is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,001 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: Mercur Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.315, -112.21222

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Mercur Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercur Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Camp Floyd District (Mercur)


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Limestone Beds ( N 55 W, 10 - Zone ) Fissures ( N 30 E, 90 )


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: The Rocks Containing Ore Is Highly Altered And Decomposed.


Rocks

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: IN 1896 , AVERAGED $12/TON


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Barite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Realgar


Comments

Comment (Deposit): MINE ORIGINALLY LOCATED AS A CINNIBAR DEPOSIT BUT NON-COMMERCIAL

Comment (Location): PART OF THE CONSOLIDATED MERCUR CO. CONTAINS SMALL TUNNEL, UNCLE SAM, NIMROD NO. 2 , NIMROD TUNNEL, MERCUR TUNNEL, APEX TUNNEL, RESOLUTE TUNNEL, RUBY TUNNEL.

Comment (Production): 63,480 TONS MINED IN 1896

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: THE MINERALIZED VEINS ARE DARK GREY WITH FINE NETWORKS OF QUARTZ OR CALCITE AND BARITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): SPURR,J. & EMMONS,S.F., 1895, USGS 16TH ANN. REPORT, PT. 2

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER,B.S. AND OTHERS, 1920, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 111, P. 382-386.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY,J., 1932, GEOLOGY & ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADS: USGS PROF. PAPER 173, P. 138.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. COMP. DATE, 03-18-1958