Midas

The Midas is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,099 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: Midas  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.06889, -113.80694

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Satelite image of the Midas

Midas MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Midas


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


Location

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


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


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

Form: IN A BED OF LIMESTONE


Structure

Type: L
Description: An E - W Transverse Fault 1,100 Ft South Of Tunnel Portal. Another Fault North Of The Portal Strikes North, Dipping 30 W Bring In Contact The Manning Canyon Fm And Oquirrh Fm.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limestone Replace By Silicate Minerals


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Andalusite
Gangue: Quartzite


Comments

Comment (Workings): AN ADIT WITH 1,100 FT OF WORK, SEVERAL STOPES, A SHAFT, SEVERAL PROSPECT PITS. WORKING ARE BADLY CAVED, INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Commodity): OTHER MINERALS ACCOMPANY THE METALS ARE WOLLASTONITE ALTERED TO SPADAITE, DIOPSIDE, GARNET, VESUVIANITE

Comment (Location): FOUR PATENTED CLAIMS: MIDAS, LUCKY MAY, JUNE BUG, GOLDEN EAGLE

Comment (Production): PROD 1933, 1934, 1938 TOTAL PRODUCTION IS ABOUT $35,000


References

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN,T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT: USGS PROF. PAPER 177, P. 134.

Reference (Deposit): USBM MIN. YEARBOOK 1934; 1935; 1939

Reference (Deposit): THOMSON,K.C., 1973, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE DEEP CREEK MTNS.: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURV., BULL. 99, P. 28.

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