Boston Prospect

The Boston Prospect is a lead, gold, and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,259 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: Boston Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,259 Feet (1,603 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.15889, -113.78472

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Boston Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Boston Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Arsenic


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Vein Offset For A Few Ft. By Minor Faults And Terminated To The South By A Larger One


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limonitization


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ARSENOPYRITE MINED HAD VALVES IN GOLD OF 14 DOLLARS PER TON IN 1935.


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Jarosite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): LENGTH ON PRINCIPAL FISSURE, OTHER FISSURES STRIKE N80E (DIP 50 SE), N10E (DIP 35 NW)

Comment (Workings): SHORT ADITS, DECLINES, CUTS


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: NOLAN, T.B., 1935, USGS PROF. PAPER 177, P. 143

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

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177

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

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DIST., UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 177, P. 143.