Oregon Prospect

The Oregon Prospect is a copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,479 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: Oregon Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,479 Feet (1,670 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 40.1575, -113.83444

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Oregon Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Oregon Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Arsenic


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: State


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Everett And Marion Tripp


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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, IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Northwest-Striking Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silication, Silicification


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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Muscovite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): 3 CLAIMS IN RESTRICTED AREA, LOCATION APPROXIMATE

Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION

Comment (Workings): PROSPECT PITS

Comment (Deposit): FISSURE VEINS IN THE LEUCOGRANITE NEAR THE LEUCOGRANITE-GNEISSIC BIOTITE GRANITE CONTACT.

Comment (Location): ON THE WEST EDGE OF THE ROAD LEADING SOUTH FROM GOLD HILL VILLAGE.

Comment (Deposit): COPPER MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH INTERSECTING NORTHWEST-STRIKING FAULTS AND A QUARTZ MONZONITE PLUG THAT HAS INTRUDED ALONG ONE OF THE FAULTS.

Comment (Workings): FIVE SHAFTS, THREE OF EST. DEPTH 25-30 FT., OTHER TWO OF UNKNOWN DEPTH, FOUR VERY SHORT ADITS (10-25 FT.), TRENCHES, PROSPECT PITS, BULLDOZER CUTS. THE SHAFT SYMBOL ON THE USGS 7.5 MINUTE GOLD HILL TOPOGRAPHIC MAP IS REPRESENTED BY A FILLED SHAFT.

Comment (Geology): THE INTERSECTING FAULTS STRIKE N60W AND N30W (APPROX.). THE N30W FAULT CONTROLLED ORE DEPOSITION AT THE CANE SPRINGS MINE; A QTZ. MONZONITE PLUG INTRUDED ALONG THE N60W FAULT.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177, P. 162.

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

Reference (Deposit): 1935 RECON NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, P. 162

Reference (Deposit): 1980 RECON UGMS, OPEN FILE REPT.

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, USGS PROF. PAPER 177, AND MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1980, ON-SITE INV.