Surprise Shaft

The Surprise Shaft is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,821 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: Surprise Shaft  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,821 Feet (2,079 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.31139, -112.20250

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Satelite image of the Surprise Shaft

Surprise Shaft MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Surprise Shaft


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Camp Floyd District (Mercur)


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Decomposed Limestone Containing Nodules Of Chert. Porphyry Is Decomposed And Flaky.


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TRACE OF GOLD


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Workings): DEEPEST SHAFT IN AREA. TWO LEVELS ( 125 AND 342 FT FROM TOP )

Comment (Deposit): MINE CONTAINS WATER


References

Reference (Deposit): SPURR, J. E. & EMMONS, S. F., 1895 , ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF MERCUR MINING DISTRICT: USGS 16TH ANN. REPT., PT. 2 , P. 343 - 455