Black Dragon Mine

The Black Dragon Mine is a copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,098 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: Black Dragon Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 39.99083, -113.21083

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Black Dragon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Dragon Mine
Secondary: End Line
Secondary: Metal States Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Dugway District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1895
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: Claim Is Along A Fault Forming The Sw Side Of A Graben (Attitude Nw, 30 Deg. Ne


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Ochre Mtn Ls Hydorthermally Altered To Dolomite


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 10.87% CU
Analytical Data: CHIP SAMPLE FROM WINZE: 0.51% PB, 0.63% ZN
Analytical Data: BRECHON (1934): 3.8% CU


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcanthite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF 60 DEG DECLINE 250 FT. DEEP; A 250 FT. DRIFT AT THE 120 FT LEVEL; A 160 FT DRIFT AT 200 FT LEVEL. AN 80 FT ADIT IS LOCATED 160 FT SW OF DECLINE. A THIRD SET OF WORKINGS IS LOCATED ON A FAULT ZONE 210 FT W-NW, INCLUDES A 68 FT WINZE

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES FROM MINE ARE COMBINED WITH SMELTER CANYON AND FOUR METALS MINES PRODUCTION AND LISTED IN STAATZ & CARR, 1964, USGS PP 415

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN LS. HYDROTHERMALLY ALTERED TO DOLOMITE AND INTENSLY FRACTURED. THE DOLOMITE IS THE HANGING WALL OF THE FAULT.


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: STAATZ & CARR, 1964 USGS PP 415 P. 177

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

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

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. COMP. DATE, 07-29-1970

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON BUTLER, USGS PP 111

Reference (Deposit): 1964 GEOLMAP STAATZ & CARR, USGS PP 415

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