Silver King Prospect

The Silver King Prospect is a uranium mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,660 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: Silver King Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,660 Feet (2,030 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Uranium

Lat, Long: 39.96722, -112.56556

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Silver King Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver King Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Uranium
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Secondary: Manganese
Tertiary: Barium-Barite


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Columbia District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Ixl Uranium Corp.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: N25w, 50 Sw Fault Zone Assoc. With The Western Boundary Faults Of The Sheeprock Mountains


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Uraninite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Fluorite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Specularite


Comments

Comment (Development): FOUR DRILL HOLES TOTALING 1062 FT BY THE AEC. SILVER KING NO. 1 TUNNEL WAS LENGTHENED FROM 756 FT TO 1400 FT BY THE OWNERS IN 1967-68. TWO SHALLOW, VERTICAL HOLES WERE DRILLED THEN, ALSO BY THE OWNERS. RECONNAISSANCE FOR BERYLLIUM IN 1949 ALONG WITH GRANITE-METASEDIMENTS CONTACT

Comment (Workings): SILVER KING NO. 1 TUNNEL (LOWER ADIT), PORCUPINE ADIT (UPPER ADIT, 225 FT), 65 FT. VERTICAL SHAFT, 30 AND 50 FT. INCLINED SHAFTS, EXTENSIVE BULLDOZER CUTS COMPRISE SOUTHERN WORKINGS; NORTHERN WORKINGS ARE ON THE SILVER LODE CLAIMS AND INCLUDE 2 ADITS AND A SHAFT

Comment (Geology): PEGMATITE AND APLITE DIKES ARE COMMON IN GRANITE

Comment (Deposit): EIGHT FISSURE VEINS, MOSTLY 1-6 IN. IN WIDTH, CARRYING SPECULARITE, EARTHY HEMATITE, MANGANESE OXIDES, CHALCOPYRITE, PYRITE, URANINITE, FLUORITE, AND BARITE


References

Reference (Deposit): COHENOUR, R.E., 1959, SHEEPROCK MOUNTAINS, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES: UGMS BULL. 63, P. 118

Reference (Deposit): HILLIER, R.L., 1956, PRELIMINARY REPORT ON URANIUM OCCURRENCE, SILVER KING CLAIMS, TOOELE CO., UTAH: U.S.A.E.C., RME-2035 (REV.) 25 P.

Reference (Deposit): WARNER, L.A., AND WILMARTH, V.R., 1959, SHEEPROCK MTNS., IN WARNER L.A., AND OTHERS, OCCURRENCE OF NONPEGMATITE BERYLLIUM IN THE UNITED STATES: USGS PROF. PAPER 318, P. 147-148

Reference (Production): BULLOCK, K.C., 1967, P. 81

Reference (Deposit): BULLOCK, K.C., 1976, FLUORITE OCCURRENCES IN UTAH: UGMS BULL. 110, P. 81-82