Star Dust Extension Mine

The Star Dust Extension Mine is a tungsten mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,030 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 Extension Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,030 Feet (1,838 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.19083, -113.86444

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Satelite image of the Star Dust Extension Mine

Star Dust Extension Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Star Dust Extension Mine
Secondary: Star Dust Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Stardust Mines, Inc.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: TABULAR, IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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 Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment (Production): MOST OF THE STAR DUST MINES, INC. PRODUCTION (6,553 UNITS) IN THE YEARS 1937-1957 CAME FROM THE STAR DUST EXTENSION. SOME PRODUCTION MAY HAVE COME FROM THE OTHER CLAIMS.

Comment (Deposit): THE TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN THE BASAL LAYERS OF A LIMESTONE ROOF PENDANT. A FEW HIGH GRADE ZONES WERE MINED FROM A HILLSIDE SLOPE (EVERETT, F.D., 1961, P. 24).

Comment (Workings): A SHAFT, OPENCUTS, PITS, AND A 75 FT. ADIT APPARENTLY DRIVEN THROUGH A BARREN CONTACT - METAMORPHOSED ZONE (EVERETT, F.D., 1961, P. 24).


References

Reference (Deposit): EVERETT, F.D., 1961, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN UTAH: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 8014, P. 24-25

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

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177

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

Reference (Deposit): 1961 GEOLMAP USBM, INF. CIRC. 8014, FIG. 7 (P. 25)

Reference (Production): EVERETT, F.D., 1961, USBM INF. CIRC. 8014, P. 24