Gold Hill Mine

The Gold Hill Mine is a copper, silver, and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,801 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: Gold Hill Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.16111, -113.80556

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Gold Hill Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Hill Mine
Secondary: Western Utah Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Barium-Barite


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Asarco (American Smelting And Refining Co.)

Owner Name: Frank G. Rouley


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1890
Discovery Year: 1869
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


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: PAD/LENS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Qtz-Monzonite Stock Surrounding The Sed. Rocks. Ochre Mtn. Trust About 3 Mi To The West

Type: L
Description: Ls. Beds Strike Nw, Dipping Vertical To 45 Deg. E. A Beh Of Jasperoid Along The Shale-Ls. Contact


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation Of Metallics, Ls Has Been Altered.


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TRACE AG. 30 PERCENT PB, 10 PERCENT CU, 9.4 PERCENT ZN, 4.6 PERCENT SI, 38.8 PERCENT FE 14.8 PERCENT CO3, 4.83 PERCENT AS
Analytical Data: 2.98 PERCENT CU. 4.33 OZ/TON AG, 5.62 PERCENT PB, 7.98 OZ/TON AG


Materials

Ore: Adamite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Pyrrhotite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Siderite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Commodity): ALTERED LIMESTONE CONTAINS WHITE BLADED WALLASTINITE, GREEN-BROWN GARNET, ZOISITE, DIOPSITE

Comment (Reserve-Resource): LARGEST ARSENIC RESERVES IN THE U.S. (1924). DECREASE IN THE PRICE OF AS IN 1925 RESULTED IN MINE SHUTDOWN.

Comment (Location): LOCATION ON PRINCIPAL WORKING.

Comment (Production): ARSENIC PROD. 1919-1923

Comment (Workings): (6 LEVELS, 150, 300, 400, 600, 700; AND 760 FT) 2 MAIN SHAFTS WITH SEVERAL OTHER SHAFTS BETWEEN LEVELS, ESTIMATED 8000 FT. OF WORKINGS.

Comment (Geology): GRANITE IN SMALL BODIES HEAVILY FAULTED.

Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY CLOSED IN JAN. 1945 ORE BODIES EXHAUSTED. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 4 OTHER SRC


References

Reference (Deposit): 1890 GEOLMAP GIBERT, G.K. 1 USGS MON. 1

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON BUTLER B.S. AND OTHERS USGS PP 111

Reference (Deposit): 1925 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., USGS PP 177

Reference (Deposit): 1970 COMPILE EL SHATOURY, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MIN. DIST., TOOELE CO., UT. GEOL. AND MIN. SUR. BULL. 83

Reference (Deposit): 1ST SESS., H. EX. DOC. 1 V18, PT. 2

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935. THE GOLD HILL MINING DIST, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 177, P. 152

Reference (Reserve-Resource): NOLAN, T.B., 1935; THE GOLD HILL MINING DIST., UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 177

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: HEYL, A.U., 1963, USGS BULL. 1135-B

Reference (Deposit): GILBERT., G.K., 1875, US GEOG. & GEOL SURVEYS, W. 100TH MER. REPT., V3

Reference (Deposit): HAGUE ARNOLD & EMMONS, 1877, US GEOL. EXPL. 40TH PAR REPT., V2

Reference (Deposit): BLAKE, W.P., 1892, AGE OF THE LS STRATA OF DEEP CREEK UT. AM. GEOL., VOL. 91 & ENG. & MIN. JOURNAL, V. 53.

Reference (Deposit): HEYL, A.U., 1963, OXIDIZED ZINC DEPOSITS OF THE U.S.: USGS BULL. 1135-B

Reference (Deposit): 1855 RECON US PAC. RR. EXPL. REPT: 33 RD CONG.