Cannon Mine

The Cannon Mine is a lead, silver, and fluorine-fluorite mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,760 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: Cannon Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,760 Feet (1,451 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Fluorine-Fluorite

Lat, Long: 39.98806, -113.22417

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Satelite image of the Cannon Mine

Cannon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cannon Mine
Secondary: Metal States Mine
Secondary: Lauris
Secondary: Laurel Claims


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Dugway District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Unknown


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: 1880
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: Laurel Fault (3000 Ft Long, Strike N-Nw Dip 72 Deg E


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 53.9% CAF2
Analytical Data: 20.42% PB
Analytical Data: 3.2 FT. CHIP SAMPLE: 1.10 OZ/TON AG


Materials

Ore: Fluorite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Barite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): GOOD POTENTIAL AS FLUORITE PRODUCER

Comment (Workings): AT 4912 FT.: 100 FT. ADIT WITH 25 FOOT STOPE AND 55 FOOT SHAFT. AT 4760 FT IS THE CANNON MINE: 430 FT. LONG WITH STOPES.


References

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

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: REPORT OF INVESTIGATION NO 71; UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SUR., 1972 P 11

Reference (Deposit): BULLOCK, K.C.; 1976 FLUORITE OCCURRENCES IN UTAH, UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY BULL 110

Reference (Deposit): DOELLING; H.H., 1972, DUGWAY RANGE FLUORITE LEASING PROGRAM, TOOELE CO., UTAH: UTAH GEOL & MIN. SURV REP. OF INV. 71

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON BUTLER, USGS P.P.111

Reference (Deposit): 1964 GEOLMAP STAATZ & CARR, USGS P.P 111

Reference (Production): USBM MIN YEARBOOK 1946, 1948, 1951