Scranton Group Mines

The Scranton Group Mines is a silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,575 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: Scranton Group Mines  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,575 Feet (2,004 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.05, -112.19889

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Scranton Group Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Scranton Group Mines
Secondary: Essex
Secondary: Del Monte
Secondary: Biddlecom
Secondary: Cole
Secondary: Grand Cross
Secondary: Magazine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: North Tintic District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Scranton Lead And Zinc Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1902
Discovery Year: 1886
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: Thomas Mountains - Tintic Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Front


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1902-1955 AVERAGE: .69 OZ./TON AG, 9.5 PERCENT PB, 16.7 PERCENT ZN, .0034-.015 OZ./TON AU, .05-.2 PERCENT CU


Materials

Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Hemimorphite


Comments

Comment (Production): MAXIMUM PRODUCTION IN 1907 OF 10,765 TONS OF ORE

Comment (Deposit): IN THE FOOTWALL OR EASTERN BLOCK OF THE SCRANTON FISSURE

Comment (Workings): CONSISTS OF SEVEN MAIN ADITS WHICH ARE (SOUTH TO NORTH) SOUTH ESSEX TUNNEL, ESSEX TUNNEL, MAGAZINE TUNNEL AND DEL MONTE MINE WHICH CONSISTS OF DEL MONTE, BARTLETT, BIDDLECOMB AND GRAND CROSS TUNNELS.

Comment (Deposit): INCLUDES THE SOUTH ESSEX NO. 1 AND 2, MAGAZINE TUNNEL, DEL MONTE (DEL MONTE, BARTLETT, BIDDLECOMB, GRAND CROSS TUNNEL, COLE TUNNEL, WOLF WINZE, KNAP INCLINE), AND THE ESSEX. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Location): SE OF SW NE


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W. AND LOUGHLIN, G.F., 1919, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE TINTIC MINING DISTRICT: USGS PROF. PA. 107.

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: COOK, D.R. (ED.), 1957, GEOL. OF THE E. TINTIC MTNS.: UTAH GEOL. SOC. GUIDEBOOK 127

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1957, GEOLOGY OF THE EAST TINTIC MOUNTAINS AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE TINTIC MINING DISTRICT: UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY GUIDEBOOK 12.

Reference (Deposit): PERRY, L.I., 1976, LEAD AND ZINC IN UTAH: UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY.

Reference (Deposit): TRIPP, B.T., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): 1961 GEOLMAP DISBROW, A.E. GQ-14

Reference (Production): COOK, D.R., 1957, (ED.), GEOL. OF THE E. TINTIC MTN. : UTAH GEOL. SOC. GUIDEBOOK NO. 12