Uncle Sam Claim

The Uncle Sam Claim is a lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,099 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: Uncle Sam Claim  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 40.23389, -113.85278

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Uncle Sam Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Uncle Sam Claim


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Secondary: Barium-Barite
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


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: Dutch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Minor, Discontinuous Thrust Plates Cut By Normal Faults Parallel To The Tribune Gulch Fault.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Some Dolomitization In The Southern Working


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Jarosite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ADDITIONAL WORKINGS ARE APPROX. 600 FT. SOUTHEAST OF THE SERIES OF ADITS AND NEARLY 160-180 FT. ABOVE THE PRINCIPAL, WORKING ADIT. A N83W-S83E, 50 FT. LONG DRIFT IS ENTERED BY A 16 FT. DEEP SHAFT ON ITS WEST END AND A 20 FT. DEEP INCLINED (45 DEGREES) SHAFT ON ITS EAST END. A N80W, 45 NE, 3-5 FT. WIDE ZONE CARRYING PLUMBOJAROSITE, HEMATITE, LIMONITE, AND BARITE WAS WORKED. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV; 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Location): LOCATED IN ROYAL GULCH

Comment (Production): AT THE TIME OF NOLAN'S EXAMINATION ON ORE CHUTE EXTENDED FROM THE WORKING ADIT (WENCH NOTED IN 1980) TO THE CANYON BOTTOM; NO FIGURES ARE AVAILABLE, HOWEVER.

Comment (Deposit): THE MINERALIZATION CONSISTS OF REPLACEMENT ORE BODIES LOCALIZED BY BEDDING-PLANE FAULTS AND OTHER FRACTURES (JOINTS, FAULTS).

Comment (Workings): THE PRINCIPAL WORKING IS THE MIDDLE OF THREE ADITS; IT WORKED A 1-3.5 FT. WIDE BEDDING REPLACEMENT ZONE OF BARITE AND GALENA, AND IS APPROX. 200 FT. LONG, INCLUDING DRIFTS. THE LOWER ADIT IS CAVED-IN; THE UPPER ADIT IS ONLY ABOUT 10 FT. LONG AND TRENDS N25E INTO THE SLOPE.

Comment (Geology): CONSIDERABLE GALENA IS PRESENT IN THE PRINCIPAL ADIT; THE ORE IN THE UPPER SOUTHERN WORKINGS IS ALMOST ENTIRELY OXIDIZED.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1976 RECON UGMS-OPEN FILE REPT. NO. 22

Reference (Deposit): 1980 MINEMAP UGMS-OPEN FILE

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, USGS PROF. PAPER 177, P. 166

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER H.M. III, 1980, ON-SITE-INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S.G.S PROFESSIONAL PAPER 177, P. 166

Reference (Deposit): PERRY, L.I., AND B.M. MCCARTHY, 1976, LEAD AND ZINC IN UTAH, 1976: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY OPEN FILE REPT. NO. 22, P. 409

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, PL. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1935 RECON NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, P. 166