West Edwards Canyon Mine

The West Edwards Canyon Mine is a calcium mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,725 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: West Edwards Canyon Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,725 Feet (1,745 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Calcium

Lat, Long: 40.06806, -112.21667

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Satelite image of the West Edwards Canyon Mine

West Edwards Canyon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: West Edwards Canyon Mine


Commodity

Primary: Calcium
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: North Tintic District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
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: Thomas Mountains - Tintic Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Wasatch Fault

Type: L
Description: Ne And E-W Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): NE SW OF NE

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION DATA UNKNOWN

Comment (Deposit): CALCITE VEIN UP TO 6 FT. THICK BUT AVERAGES ABOUT 3 FT.

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT 28 YDS BY 6 YDS BY 15 FT. HIGH WITH 10 FT. ADIT


References

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1957, GEOLOGY OF THE EAST TINTIC MOUNTAINS AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE TINTIC MINING DISTRICT: UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY GUIDEBOOK 12.

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W. AND LOUGHLIN, G.F., 1919, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE TINTIC MINING DISTRICT: USGS PROF. PA. 107.

Reference (Deposit): PERRY, L.I., 1976, LEAD AND ZINC IN UTAH: UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY.

Reference (Deposit): TRIPP, B.T., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): 1961 GEOLMAP DISBROW, A.E. GQ-14

Reference (Production): TRIPP, B.T., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURY.