Kearsarge Mine

The Kearsarge Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,379 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: Kearsarge Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,379 Feet (2,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.39, -112.27333

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Kearsarge Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Kearsarge Mine
Secondary: Moro-Kearsarge Consolidated Mines


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Tungsten


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: U. V. Industries
Home Office: 136 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84111

Owner Name: Intermountain Resources, Inc.
Home Office: Kearns Bldg., Salt Lake City, Ut. 84111


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1871
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Oquirrh Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Oquirrh Mtns.

Type: L
Description: Ophir Anticline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limestone Locally Altered To Hornfels


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: LATER 7 PERCENT PB, 2 PERCENT CU, 18 OZ/TON AG, 1.25 DOLLAR/TON AG
Analytical Data: EARLY ASSAYS TO 10,000 DOLLARS/TON AG


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Aurichalcite
Ore: Smithsonite
Gangue: Jarosite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Workings): ORE INCLINE, SUBPARALLEL TO BEDDING AND ABOUT 1,300 FEET LONG, ONE 450 FT. TUNNEL 200 FT. LOWER, TOTAL OF 3,000 FT.

Comment (Geology): HUMBUG FM. CONSISTS OF INTERBEDDED LIMESTONE AND QUARTZITE

Comment (Location): INCLUDES THE JENNIE CLAIM ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Comment (Production): ABOUT 1,000,000 DOLLARS IN ORE PRODUCED BY 1880, PROD. 1916-1918, 1922-1923, 1925-1926, 1936, 1939-1940, 1944, 1947, 1949-1951

Comment (Deposit): ORE BODIES ROUGHLY PARALLEL TO BEDDING, RICHEST ORE IN CALLAHAN STOPE


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 152-153

Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, A.L., AND A-M. BURANEK, 1942, THE MONO AND KEARSARGE HOLDINGS, DRY CANYON, TOOELE CO., UTAH: UGMS CIRCULAR NO. 20, 23P.

Reference (Deposit): ROMSLO, T.M., 1962, MINERAL PROPERTY FILE 30.4.

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1925-1930, 1935, 1937, 1939-1940, 1944, 1947, 1949-1951, MINERAL YEARBOOKS.

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1916-1918, 1922-1923, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES

Reference (Deposit): MITCHELL, H.G., 1925, A GEOLOGICAL REPORT OF THE DRY CANYON DIVISION OF THE OPHIR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: THESIS STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P. 152-153