Rainbow Mine

The Rainbow Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,000 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: Rainbow Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.99111, -113.17944

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Satelite image of the Rainbow Mine

Rainbow Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rainbow Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Dugway District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


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 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 And Range

Type: L
Description: Mineralized Faults At Right Angles To Nw Trending Major Faults. Buckhorn Thrust Fault Crosses Property


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization Of Hanauer Limestone


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Production): PROD 1962

Comment (Deposit): THE 30 FOOD ADIT IS DRIVEN IN PROSPECT MTN QUARTZITE ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF TWO ADITS WIDELY SPACED, ONE 210 FEET LONG, THE OTHER APPROX 30 FEET LONG; AND A SHAFT (INNACCESSIBLE)


References

Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H., CARR, W.J.; 1964 GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE THOMAS AND DUGWAY RANGES, JUAB & TOOELE CO., UTAH USGS PP 415

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS TOPO QUAD, DUGWAY RANGE NW, 7.5', 1953

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

Reference (Production): EADS, J.P., 1981, U.G.M.S.: ON SITE INVESTIGATION