Copperopolis Mine

The Copperopolis Mine is a copper, gold, silver, and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,518 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: Copperopolis Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,518 Feet (1,682 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.15722, -113.79972

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Copperopolis Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copperopolis Mine
Secondary: Ida Lull
Secondary: Bamberger Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Tungsten


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


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

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR TO PIPELIKE


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Vertical Shear Zone Along Contact


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification And Metamorphism Of The Limestone


Rocks

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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1917-1919: .11 OZ/TON AU, 5.5 OZ/TON AG, 5.6 %CU, .6% PB.


Materials

Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Diopside
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Workings): VERTICAL SHAFT 9X12X30 FT DEEP FOUND 200 FT NORTH OF PORTAL WHICH SHOWS NO MINERALIZATION

Comment (Geology): A MASS OF THE JASPEROID ROCK IS FORMED ALONG THE FAULT PASSING THROUGH THE CREST OF GOLD HILL. THE IGNEOUS BODY PRESENT IS THE JURASSIC GOLD HILL STOCK.

Comment (Deposit): ADIT ALONG 4-10 FT WIDE JASPEROID IS FOUND 1500 FT S44W OF PORTAL. ADIT IS STRAIGHT AND 60 FT LONG. JASPEROID ZONE TRENDS N25W AND EXTENDS ANOTHER 150 FT TO THE NORTH. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Reserve-Resource): SPOTTY LOW GRADE OCCURRENCES REMAIN IN THE MINE.

Comment (Production): ALSO PRODUCTION IN 1929, 1930, 1934

Comment (Deposit): SHOOTS ARE DEVELOPED ALONG QUARTZ MONZONITE-JASPEROID CONTACT IN SEVERAL ORE SHOOTS. 2-3 FT WIDE AND STRIKING N02E


References

Reference (Production): EL-SHATOURY, H.M. AND WHELAN, J.A., 1970.

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 177, P.125.

Reference (Deposit): USGS MIN. RES. 1916, 1917, 1918

Reference (Deposit): EL-SHATOURY, H.M. AND WHELAN, J.A., 1970, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY BULL. 83, P.28.