Star Dust No. 2 Claim

The Star Dust No. 2 Claim is a tungsten mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,001 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: Star Dust No. 2 Claim  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.2, -113.86667

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Satelite image of the Star Dust No. 2 Claim

Star Dust No. 2 Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Star Dust No. 2 Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Zinc


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Blake And Mervil Probert

Owner Name: Star Dust Mines Inc.


Production

Year: 1957
Time Period: -1957
Material type: W
Description: Cp_Grade: ^1.3%
Year: 1953
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^1.3% Wo3


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1920
Discovery Year: 1937
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Dutch Mountain Thrust


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Marbleization


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGES 1.3% WO3


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): SULFIDES ARE DELETERIOUS TO THE MILLING OF SCHEELITE ORES.

Comment (Production): 1920 94 TONS SHIPPED, 1926, 1927 SMALLER SHIPMENTS. STAR DUST MINING CO. WORKED A SCHEELITE PIPE FROM 1937-1941.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS: A 15 FT. ADIT TRENDING N65W INTO THE HILLSIDE AND TWO BULLDOZER CUTS ONE EACH ON THE WEST AND EAST SIDES OF THE RAVINE.

Comment (Geology): QUARTZ MONZONITE AND QUARTZ PORPHYRY DIKES AND SILLS ARE COMMON IN THE AREA: AN 8 FT. WIDE, N15E, 55NW DIKE IS SEVERAL FEET EAST OF THE ADIT. OTHER INTRUSIVE BODIES ARE EXPOSED IN THE CUTS.


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: LEMMON D.M., UNPUBLISHED DATA

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 NO. 177, PL. 2

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON D.M. AND TWETO, O.L., 1962, TUNGSTEN IN UTAH: U.S.G.S. MAP, MR-25

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M., 1964, TUNGSTEN IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY BULL 73 P. 124.

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

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, PL. 2; LEMMON, D.M. AND TWETO, O.L. 1962, MR-25.