Peterson Prospect

The Peterson Prospect is a lead, silver, and copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,200 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: Peterson Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 39.98861, -113.20028

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Satelite image of the Peterson Prospect

Peterson Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Peterson Prospect
Secondary: Contact Claim Dugway Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Dugway District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: J. F. Cannon
Home Office: Salt Lake City, Ut.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1905
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: Nw-Trending Kellys Hole Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyodacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Rhyodacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: USBM: ORE ANALYZED: 17.1% FLUORITE, 8.15% FE, 0.45% CALCITE, 3.82% CU, 1.6 OZ/TON AG.


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Fluorite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Barite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): VEINS ARE IN FAULT CONTACT BETWEEN QUARTZITE LIMESTONE. THICKNESS OF MINERALIZATION RANGES FROM 1 INCH TO 1 FOOT

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A SHAFT AND AN ADIT. INCLINED SHAFT IS 200 FT DEEP, WITH A 40 FOOT DRIFT ON THE 100 LEVEL, AND A 30 FOOT DRIFT ON THE BOTTOM LEVEL. A 15 FOOT ADIT IS LOCATED NORTH OF THE SHAFT, ALONG A FAULT CONTACT


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: BULLOCK, K.C., 1976, FLUORITE OCC. IN UTAH, UTAH GEOL & MIN SURV. BULL. 110, PG 75

Reference (Deposit): EVERTS, M.L., 1980, UT. GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY: ON SITE INVEST.

Reference (Deposit): BULLOCK, K.C., 1976, FLOURITE OCCURRENCES IN UTAH: UTAH GEOL & MIN. SURV. BULL 110, P. 74

Reference (Deposit): 1964 GEOLMAP STAATZ & CARR, USGS PP 41

Reference (Production): USBM MIN. YEARBOOK 1948, 1949