Western Utah Extension Mine

The Western Utah Extension Mine is a silver and copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,751 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: Western Utah Extension Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,751 Feet (1,753 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.15694, -113.80861

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Satelite image of the Western Utah Extension Mine

Western Utah Extension Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Western Utah Extension Mine
Secondary: Helmet Claim


Commodity

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


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: Asarco (American Smelting And Refining Co.)


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fault (N20w, W) With About 40 Ft Of Throw


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sevier Orogenic Belt


Rocks

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

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Middle Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: .026 OZ/TON AU, 5.4 OZ/TON AG, 4.08% CU


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tenorite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Olivenite


Comments

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL CUTS AND PITS AT SOUTH END OF AREA, ALSO SOME SHORT ADITS


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 1935 MINEMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, P. 146

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT UTAH, USGS PP 177, P.146-147

Reference (Reserve-Resource): MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH, USGS PP 117, P. 146

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH, USGS PP 177, P. 146-147

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1976, MINERALS AVAILABILITY SYSTEMS REPORT