Polestar Mine

The Polestar Mine is a gold, silver, and copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,047 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: Polestar Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,047 Feet (1,843 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.13361, -113.81556

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Satelite image of the Polestar Mine

Polestar Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Polestar Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Tungsten


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1917
Material type: CU
Description: Ap_Grade: ^2.96 Percent
Year: 1917
Material type: AG
Description: Ap_Grade: ^3.65 Oz/Ton
Year: 1917
Material type: AU
Description: Ap_Grade: ^0.096 Oz/Ton


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: Deep Creek Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Chloritization


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Wolframite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Ferberite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Jarosite


Comments

Comment (Workings): 2 LARGE UNDERGROUND WORKINGS, SEVERAL SURFACE PITS, CUTS AND DIGGINGS SCATTERED AROUND AREA


References

Reference (Reserve-Resource): MESSENGER, H.M., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: NOLAN, 1935, GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT: USGS PP. 177, P. 124

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 17

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, PL. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1935 RECON NOLAN, T.B, PROF. PAPER 177 P. 124-125

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B. 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTA; USGS PP. 177 P. 124