Midas Mine

The Midas Mine is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,220 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: Midas Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,220 Feet (1,896 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.07056, -113.80694

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Satelite image of the Midas Mine

Midas Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Midas Mine
Secondary: Lucky May


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton District


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


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: Deep Creek Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Several Local Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Wollastonite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Diopside


Comments

Comment (Location): SE NE OF SW

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION OF MINE IS VALUED AT $35,000 (1904)

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: 40 TON PER DAY CYANIDE MILL OPERATED 1902-1905

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS AND INCLINED SHAFTS, PRINCIPAL WORKING IS ADIT WITH 1100 FT OF DRIFTING

Comment (Geology): BIOTITE, ANDALUSITE, AND TOURMALINE PRESENT AS MICROSCOPIC CRYSTALS


References

Reference (Deposit): THOMSON, K.C., 1973, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE DEEP CREEK MOUNTAINS, TOOELE AND JUAB COS, UTAH: UT. GEOL. SURV. BULL. 99. PP. 28-9.

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, PROF. PAPER 17

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS PP. 177

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PA. 177, PP. 134-5.