Monocco Mine

The Monocco Mine is a copper, lead, and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,900 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: Monocco Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,900 Feet (2,103 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.09222, -113.81639

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Monocco Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Monocco Mine


Commodity

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


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Floyd Meyers


Production

Year: 1920
Time Period: 1917-20
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Ave. 10.17 % Cu, 3.52 Oz/Ton Ag, 0.002 Oz/Ton Au, 0.88 % Pb.


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Three Fissures Striking Ne And Dipping 75 W. Several Faults Strike Nw, Dip Ne.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Ls Bleached White To Light Cream In An Irregular Pattern. Fspr And Biot In The Qtz Monz Has Been Altered To Sericite, Kaolinite And Chlorite.


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1917 - 1920 : AVG. 0.002 OZ/TON AU, 3.52 OZ/TON AG, 10.17 % CU, 0.88 % PB. 1935 : 0.01 OZ/TON AU, 3.6 OZ/TON AG, 11.1 % CU, 15.9 % FE FOR COPPER ORE. IN THE LEAD - SILVER ORE - 0.045 OZ/TON AU, 11.4 OZ/TON AG, 8.8 % PB, 1.0 % CU, 2 % ZN, 3.5 % AS, 0.5 % SB, 3.0 % S, 25.6 % FE


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Hematite
Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Location): 12 CLAIMS: DANDY, PAD NO. 1 , MONOCCO NO. 2 , JULIAN, SILVER KING, HERCULES, LION, SHEBA, FORTUNE, JEMINE, AND CENTUARY.

Comment (Commodity): COPPER ORE IS FOUND IN THE VEINS, AND THE LEAD - SILVER ORE IS FOUND IN THE REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS

Comment (Production): PROD. 1926; 1929; 1930; 1931; 1934; 1937; 1951

Comment (Workings): MONOCCO MINE, MONOCCO INCLINE SHAFT; 13 SMALL PROSPECT PITS AND SEVEN SHAFTS FROM 20 - 25 DEEP ARE SCATTERED AROUND THE PROPERTY.


References

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN,T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT: USGS PROF. PAPER 177, P. 162-163.

Reference (Deposit): USGS MINERAL RESOURCE YEARBOOK 1918-20; USBM MINERAL RESOURCE YEARBOOK 1926, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1951

Reference (Deposit): PERRY,L.I. & MCCARTHY,B.M., 1977, LEAD AND ZINC IN UTAH: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURV., ECON. GEOL. SECT., OPEN-FILE REPT. NO. 22, P. 419.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. COMP. DATE, 02-18-1965