Cane Springs Mine

The Cane Springs Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,509 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: Cane Springs Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,509 Feet (1,679 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.16333, -113.83778

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Cane Springs Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cane Springs Mine


Commodity

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


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Cecil Woodman


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: Northwest-Striking Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Recrystallization, Silication


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 5.5 PERCENT CU.
Analytical Data: 3 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: AG, .00-.15 OZ/TON, 1914 PROD. (46 TONS) VALUES: 1.07 OZ/TON AU
Analytical Data: .11-1.03 PERCENT CU MATHEZ (1935): AU, .00-.62 OZ/TON
Analytical Data: AG, TR-.20 OZ/TON
Analytical Data: FLINT (1960): AU, TR-.52 OZ/TON


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Zoisite
Gangue: Diopside
Gangue: Vesuvianite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Wollastonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): EAST-WEST STRIKING, STEEPLY SOUTH-DIPPING MINERALIZE CROSS FRACTURES ARE PROMINENT WITHIN THE ORE SHOOTS. THE ORE SHOOTS ARE OFFSET BY SEVERAL LOW-ANGLE FAULTS. NOLAN (1935, P. 132-133) INTERPRETTED THE OFFSETS AS DEPOSITIONAL, FAULT-CONTROLLED FEATURES.

Comment (Workings): PRINCIPAL: 1250 FT. OF DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS, 280 FT. UNDER WATER. A 150 FT. INCLINED SHAFT AND A 225 FT. VERTICAL SHAFT CONNECT THE WESTERN AND EASTERN WORKINGS, RESPECTIVELY. BOTH SHAFTS ARE CLOSED. AN ADIT ENTERINA FROM THE NORTHWEST END PROVIDES ACCESS.

Comment (Geology): ADD. ASSAY (MESSENGER, 1980)-SELECTED CHIP SAMPLE, OPENCUT APPROX 300 FT. SOUTH OF THE MAIN ADIT PORTAL; AU, .240 OZ/TON; AG, 2.65 OZ/TON; CU, 15.200 PERCENT; PB, 4.220 PERCENTNT; ZN 1.320 PERCENT; MO, .025 PERCENT.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): 1,446 TONS INFERRED BY MATHEZ (1935), IN FLINT (1960), BETWEEN THE 149 TO 223 FT. LEVELS. ORE VALUED AT $14.00 PER TON IN 1935.

Comment (Commodity): PB, ZN, AND MO IN ASSAY RESULTS BY UGMS (MESSENGER, 1980). MOLYBDENITE REPORTED BY KEMP AND BILLINGSLEY (1918) AND NOLAN (1935). SCORODITE WAS TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED BY MESSENGER (1980) IN SHALLOW WORKINGS.

Comment (Development): EL-SHATOURY AND WHELAN (1970) CITED MATHEZ (1935) AND FLINT (1960). A MINE MAP AND SAMPLE DATA BY MATHEZ (1935) WERE INCLUDED IN THE PRIVATE REPT. BY FLINT (1960). EL-SHATOURY AND WHELAN (1970 FIG. 11, P. 33) PUBLISHED A MINE MAP COMPILATION OF MATHEZ (1935), NOLAN (1935), AND FLINT (1960).

Comment (Deposit): A NUMBER OF WORKINGS, INCLUDING SHAFTS, ADITS, OPENCUTS, AND PITS, EXPLORE: THE OQUIRRH FM., IN THE HANGING WALL OF THE PROMINENT NORTHWEST-STRIKING, ORE-CONTROLLING FAULT; THE OCHRE MOUNTAIN LIMESTONE-MANNING CANYON FM. CONTACT NORTH OF THE PRINCIPAL ADIT, AND A QTZ. MONZONITE-MANNING CANYON FM. CONTACT EAST OF THE PRINCIPAL SHAFTS AND ADIT. A QTZ. MONZONITE-LS. CONTACT IS EXPOSED IN AN INCLINED SHAFT APPROX. 600 T. SOUTHWEST OF THE EASTERN SHAFT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: US GEOL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177 P. 32-133

Reference (Deposit): 1935 MINEMAP NOLAN, 1935, PROF. PAPER 177, FIG. 19, P. 131

Reference (Deposit): 1970 RECON UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY, BULL. 83

Reference (Production): EL-SHATOURY, H.M., AND J.A. WHELAN, 1970, UGMS BULL. 83, P. 31

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: ASSAYS BY FLINT (1960) AND MATHEZ (1935) ARE REPORTED IN EL-SHATOURY AND WHELAN (1970). AV. VALUES, 1914 PRODUCTION, NOLAN (1935)

Reference (Deposit): EL-SHATOURY, H.M. AND J.A. WHELAN, 1970, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, TOOELE CO, UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY BULL 83, P. 30-32 FIG. 11 (P. 33)

Reference (Deposit): FLINT A, 1960, A REPORT OF THE EXAMINATION AND EVAULATION OF THE ALVARADO, CANE SPRING, BONNEMORT AND YELLOW HAMMER MINE, GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT TOOELE CO, (UNPUBL. REPT)

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