Rube Gold Mine

The Rube Gold Mine is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,974 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: Rube Gold Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,974 Feet (1,516 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.18111, -113.80972

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Rube Gold Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rube Gold Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Edith Lane

Owner Name: Gold Hill Mines, Inc.


Production

Year: 1925
Description: Ap_Grade: ^Avg. Grade 8 Oz. Au Per Ton


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: Deep Creek Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PIPELIKE ORE SHOOTS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization


Rocks

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

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ADDITIONAL ASSAYS BY PERRY (1976).
Analytical Data: 37 TON SHIPMENT, AVG. 10 OZ PER TON AU, 1931
Analytical Data: PROD. ASSAYS: 1921-1927, AVG. ABOVE 7 OZ. PER TON, AU


Materials

Ore: Cerussite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Workings): PRINCIPAL WORKINGS: AN INCLINED (AT 65 DEGREES) SHAFT 300 FT. LONG CONNECTING THE 65, 150, AND 300 FT. LEVELS. THE TOTAL LENGTH OF DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS IS 2300 FT. OTHER SHAFTS, SHALLOW ADITS, TRENCHES, OPENCUTS, AND PITS ARE ON PARALLEL E-W BRECCIATED ZONES.

Comment (Production): PROD. 1921-1924, 1929-1930, 1934, 1931-1940; 1932-1933, AU, AG, PB ORE PRODUCED WORTH $148,930.

Comment (Deposit): TWO ORE BODIES IN THE FOOTWALL OF AN ANDESITE DIKE; THE DIMENSIONS GIVEN BY NOLAN (1935) FOR THE EAST ORE BODY ARE 3X15X135 FT (RAKE LENGTH), WEST ORE BODY, "SOMEWHAT LARGER IN CROSS SECTION" X 230 FT. (RAKE LENGTH).

Comment (Geology): THREE VARIETIES OF ORE SHOWING VARYING STAGES OF OXIDATION AND CONTENT OF SULPHIDES, SILICATES.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1976 RECON UGMS, OPEN FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): 1980 RECON UGMS, OPEN FILE NOTES

Reference (Production): USGS MIN. RESOURCES 1921-1931; USBM MINERALS YEARBOOK 1932-35 1940, 1948

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: NOLAN (1935), EL-SHATOURY AND WHELAN (1970)

Reference (Deposit): EL-SHATOURY, H.M., AND J.A. WHELAN, 1970, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MINING DIST., TOOELE CO., UTAH: UGMS BULL. 83, P. 32, PLS. 1-3

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1980, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY.

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177, P. 136-138.

Reference (Deposit): PERRY, L.I., 1976, OPEN FILE ASSAYS: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, PL. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1935 MINEMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, P. 136-138

Reference (Deposit): 1970 MINEMAP UGMS, BULL. 83, PLS. 1-3