Brown Rock Prospects

The Brown Rock Prospects is a barium-barite mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,339 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: Brown Rock Prospects  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,339 Feet (1,932 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Barium-Barite

Lat, Long: 40.13222, -113.85306

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Brown Rock Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Brown Rock Prospects
Secondary: Gold Hill Barite-Limonite
Secondary: Prospects


Commodity

Primary: Barium-Barite
Secondary: Iron


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


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: 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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Northwest-Striking Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Argillization, Hematitization


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Barite
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Goethite
Unknown: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): IRON OXIDES AND BARITE ARE ABUNDANT IN NORTH TO NORTHWEST-STRIKING FAULT ZONES MARKED BY PROMINENT JASPEROID ZONES CROPPING-OUT FOR THOUSANDS OF FEET. BARITE REPL. ZONES ARE ALSO COMMON IN THE AREAS BETWEEN THESE FAULTS.

Comment (Workings): FIVE ADITS (120 FT., 87 FT., 28 FT., 2 CAVED), A 10 FT. SHAFT, AND A NUMBER OF BULLDOZER CUTS, OPENCUTS, AND PITS.A F1 MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1980, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): BULLOCK, K.C., 1970, IRON DEPOSITS OF UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY BULL 88. P. 75

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

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