Copper Cup Claim

The Copper Cup Claim is a tungsten mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,840 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: Copper Cup Claim  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,840 Feet (1,780 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.19833, -113.84722

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Copper Cup Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Cup Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Copper


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Eugene Timm

Owner Name: Asarco (American Smelting And Refining Co.)


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: Dutch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR, IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching And Recrystallization Of Ls.


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A SMALL TONNAGE OF TUNGSTEN ARE AVERAGED 1.0 PERCENT TUNGSTEN TRIOXIDE.


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE STRIKE, DIP, AND WIDTH GIVEN ARE FOR THE BRECCIA ZONE AT THE VERTICAL SHAFT. THE TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION IS PROBABLY CLOSER TO THE QUARTZ MONZONITE CONTACT; THE PIT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TUNGSTEN PRODUCTION WAS NOT LOCATED WITH ANY CERTAINTY.

Comment (Workings): AN INCLINED (AT 35 DEGREES) SHAFT, A VERTICAL SHAFT WITH AN ADJACENT PIT, A 10 FT. X 10 FT. X 5 FT. DEEP PIT 400 TO 500 FT. SOUTH OF THE INCLINED SHAFT, AND A 20 FT. LONG OPENCUT.

Comment (Location): LOCATED IN POOL CANYON

Comment (Production): A SMALL TONNAGE OF TUNGSTEN ORE AVERAGING APPROX. 1.0 PERCENT TUNGSTEN TRIOXIDE WAS PRODUCED FROM A SHALLOW SURFACCE PIT ON THE COPPER CUP CLAIM.


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: EVERETT, F.D., 1961, P. 27

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H. M. III 1980 ON-SITE-INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN T.B. 1935 THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT UTAH: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER NO. 177

Reference (Deposit): EVERETT, F.D. 1961, TUNGSTEN DEP. IN UTAH: USBM INF CIRCULAR 8014 P. 27

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, PL.

Reference (Production): EVERETT, F.D., 1961, USBM INF. CIRC. 8014, P. 27