Four Metals Mine

The Four Metals Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,751 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: Four Metals Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,751 Feet (1,448 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.99667, -113.18528

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Four Metals Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Four Metals Mine
Secondary: New Years #1
Secondary: 2 Claims
Secondary: Silver King Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Dugway District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Donald B. Warren
Home Office: Rochester, Ny.
Years: 1957 -

Owner Name: R. G. Lee And Willis Smith


Production

Year: 1949
Description: Ap_Grade: ^8.82% Pb, 16.05% Zn, 1.53 Oz Ag
Year: 1948
Description: Ap_Grade: ^9.58% Pb, 11.4% Zn, 1.84 Oz Ag


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1885
Discovery Year: 1875
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: Dugway Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin & Range

Type: L
Description: At Least 2 Fracture Systems


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomite, Silica


Rocks

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: STOPE: 5.34 OZ AG, 45.21% PB, 3.83% ZN
Analytical Data: 185 LEVEL: TR AG, 3.17% PB, 27.45% ZN
Analytical Data: 1954 ASSAY: CHIP OF SPHAL. VEIN IN STOPE AT LEVEL 95, 1.62 OZ AG, 8.89% PB, 41.48% ZN


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Hydrozincite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Jarosite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Gypsum
Gangue: Clay


Comments

Comment (Commodity): SILVER CONTENT OF 1 OZ PER 5.5% PB IS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE GALENA.

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION YEARS: 1890'S, 1910, 1937-1951, 1951-1957. THE 4 METALS MINE PRODUCED MORE THAN HALF THE ENTIRE PROD. OF THE DISTRICT

Comment (Workings): PROPERTY WAS PATENTED AS NEW YEARS 1-3 ON JUNE 3, 1909 BY R.E.L. FRYMIER

Comment (Geology): THE OVERALL RATIO OF ZN-PB IS 2:1. 3 ORE SHOOTS ARE FOUND IN THE MAIN FRACTURE SYSTEM

Comment (Deposit): THE MAIN VEIN WAS DEVELOPED FROM AN INCLINE SHAFT DIPPING 72 DEG SW. THE SHAFT (400 FT DEEP) HAS 5 LEVELS (50, 95, 185, 220, 270) ABOVE WATER. A 2ND VEIN WAS MINED FROM TRENCH & ANOTHER INCLINE (70 DEG. E.)

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: STAATZ M.H., AND CARR, W.J., 1964 U.S.G.S. PROF PAP 415

Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H., CARR, W.J., 1964, GEOL. & MIN. DEP. OF THOMAS & DUGWAY RANGES, JUAB CO., UT: USGS PROF. PAP. 415

Reference (Deposit): USBM MIN. RES. 1924; 1926; 1938; 1940; 1941; 1942; 1945; 1946; 1948; 1950; 1951

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL. 1135-B

Reference (Deposit): 3A USGS PROF. PAPER 415, 1964

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

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON BUTLER, USGS PROF. PAP 11

Reference (Production): STAATZ, M.H, AND CARR, W.J., 1964, U.S.G.S. PROF. PAP. 415