Blaine Mine

The Blaine Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,391 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: Blaine Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,391 Feet (1,948 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 39.90722, -112.71278

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Blaine Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blaine Mine
Secondary: Ida
Secondary: Desert View Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Erickson District District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Noranda Exploration, Inc.

Owner Name: United Mining And Dev. Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1880
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: N 10 W, 42 Sw Reverse Faults Of Small Net Slip Explored By Lower Tunnel.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 13 PERCENT PB
Analytical Data: 12-TON SAMPLE TAKEN IN WINZE 30 FT. BELOW TUNNEL (UPPER) LEVEL, IN WINZE: 15 PERCENT ZN
Analytical Data: 4 OZ AG PER TON.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): PRINCIPAL N 65-70 W FISSURE IS DEVELOPED MOSTLY THROUGH MIDDLE TUNNEL THAT IS ON THE FISSURE, A SHORT UPPER TUNNEL THAT CROSSCUTS THE FISSURE AND ASSOC. DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, THE FISSURE AND ASSOC. DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, SHAFTS, AND PITS. THE MIDDLE TUNNEL EXPLORED ORE SHOOTS VARYING IN WIDTH FROM 14 IN. TO 10 FT.

Comment (Production): 100 TONS OF CERUSSITE SHIPPED TO HOT SPRINGS SMELTER , NORTH OF ABRAHAM, MILLARD CO., IN 1080'S; JOINT PRODUCTION WITH TINTIC DISTRICT DELAWARE MINE, 52 TONS, ZN-PB ORE, 1945; JOINT PROD. WITH BLACK JACK GROUP, 99 TONS PB-ZN ORE, 1953.

Comment (Workings): THREE MAJOR TUNNELS, UPPER, MIDDLE, AND LOWER, WITH ASSOC. DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, SHORT ADITS, SHAFTS, AND PITS. MOST OF THE PRODUCTION WAS FROM THE MIDDLE TUNNEL. THE UNDERGROUND WORKINGS TOTAL APPROX. 2500 FT (THIS WAS THE TOTAL IN 1950).

Comment (Geology): MIDDLE BLAINE TUNNEL IS AT THE APPROX. BOUNDARY BETWEEN OXIDIZED AND UNOXIDIZED ORE.


References

Reference (Deposit): COHONOUR, R.E., 1959, SHEEPROCK MOUNTAINS, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY BULL. 63.

Reference (Deposit): THOMAS, G.H., 1958, THE GEOLOGY OF THE INDIAN SPRINGS QUADRANGLE, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: UNPUB. BYU THESIS, PROVO, UTAH.

Reference (Deposit): LOUGHLIN,G.F., 1920, IN BUTLER, B.S., AND OTHERS, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 111, P. 453-454.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1950, MINERAL PROPERTY FILE 37.37 F5> U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, MINERAL YEARBOOKS, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953. F6>BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, 1982, UNPATENTED MINING CLAIM FILE 233184, UTAH STATE OFFICE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Reference (Production): LOUGHLIN, G.F., 1920; USBM MINERAL YEARBOOKS.