Sacramento Mine

The Sacramento Mine is a mercury, gold, and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,201 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: Sacramento Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.31167, -112.21417

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Sacramento Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sacramento Mine
Secondary: Jessie Lakin Claim


Commodity

Primary: Mercury
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Antimony
Secondary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Getty Oil Co.

Owner Name: Consolidated Mercur Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1895
Year Last Production: 1907
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures,Fractures,Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization,Sericitization, Limonitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Realgar
Ore: Stibnite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Deposit): THE MINE IS LOCATED IS THE 'GREAT BLUE' LIMESTONE. THE PORPHYRY INTRUSION OF SUNRISE HILL CUTS THROUGH THE WESTERN PART OF THE DEPOSIT. THE ORE IS SOFT, PULVERIZED, AND YELLOWISH OR GREYISH. THE OXIDIZED ORE IS LIGHT COLOURED AND MORE FRIABLE THAN THE UNOXIDIZED ORE. IT LACKS SULFIDES AND CONTAINS MORE SULFATES INCLUDING GYPSUM,JAROSITE,SCORODITE AND MELATNERITE. A BRECCIA PIPE OCCURS AT THE CONTACT BETWEEN THE INTRUSIVE NAD THE GREAT BLUE LIMESTONE. THE BRECCIA SHOWS A CRUDE ZONATION OF BRECCIA FRAGMENTS. THE ENTIRE PIPE IN ALTERED TO A SILICEOUS SINTER. THE LIMESTONE HAS BEEN ALTERED TO A LIGHT VIOLET AND RED COLOR NEAR THE INTRUSIVE, OTHER WISE THE ALTERATION APPEARS AS LIGHT BUT IN SILICIFIED LIMESTONES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 M

Comment (Commodity): ORE HAS AVERAGED UP TO 8 PERCENT MERCURY

Comment (Workings): ONE ADIT; MANY DRITS, RAISES, WINZES; ONE SHAFT; ALL CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE; MORE THAN LARGE 9 PETS, WITH VARYING SIZES, HAVING LENGHTS FROM 50 TO 600 FT., WIDTH FROM 50 TO 500 FT., AND DEPTH FROM 10 TO 250 FT.; SEVERAL OTHER SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE IS CONFINED TO THE ALTERED HOSTROCKS. THE ORE IS FORMED BY THE IMPREGNATION AND REPLACEMENT OF THE WALLROCKS; AND THE FISSURE-FILLINGS ARE NEGLIGIBLE. NEVERTHELESS THESE FISSURES WERE OF FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE IS LOCALIZING THE DEPOSIT

Comment (Production): THE MINES WAS OPERATED FOR ABOUT 12 YEARS, DURING WHICH ABOUT $1,500,000 IN GOLD AND OVER 3,000 FLASKS OF MERCURY WERE PRODUCED

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, DOLOMITIZED, AND SILICIFIED. AHSLES ARE GREENISH GRAY TO BLACK, CALCAREOUS, SILICEOUS, KAOLIMITIC, CARBONACEOUS, SERICITIC, AND HIGHLY PULVERIZED. EFFECTS OF LIMONITIZATION ARE COMMON ON WALLROCKS. VEINS OF QUARTZ, JASPEROID, AND CALCITE HAVE IMPRENATED THE HOSTROCKS. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ AND JASPEROID VEINS. GOLD IS NOT VISIBLE IN THE ORES AND IS CONCENTRATED IN THE CARBON-RICH PORTIONS FO THE ALTERED ZONES.


References

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL,H.J., ET. AL., 1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO.14, UT. GEOL. SOC.:U.G.M.S. BULL.14,262P.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY,J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES:U.S.G.S. PROF. PA.173,167P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTTLER,B.S.,ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): SPURR, JE.E., 1895, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE MERCUR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH:U.S.G.S. 16TH. ANN. REPT., PT.2, 454P.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P.138