Black Rock Claims Mine

The Black Rock Claims Mine is a lead, silver, zinc, and manganese mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,558 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: Black Rock Claims Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,558 Feet (1,999 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Zinc, Manganese

Lat, Long: 39.93278, -112.71722

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Black Rock Claims Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Rock Claims Mine
Secondary: Huber-Rydalch Deposit
Secondary: Baby Elephant
Secondary: Strang Evening Star Claims


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Manganese
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Erickson District District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Ross J. Rydaluc

Owner Name: H. H. Ellerbeck


Production

Year: 1944
Material type: MN ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^25 Percent Mn
Year: 1936
Material type: MN ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^20 T0 30 Percent Mn
Year: 1953
Time Period: 1952-1953
Material type: MN ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^29 Percent


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1936
Discovery Year: 1914
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: Bedding Strikes N-S, Dips 20-25 Degrees East


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Manganite
Ore: Braunite
Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Psilomelane
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Development): MAY-SEPT. 1942, TRENCHING AND UNDERGROUND WORK CONDUCTED BY THE U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, DESCRIBED IN R.I. 4601. 762 FT. OF SURFACE TRENCHING AND 195 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORK COMPLETED; 96 SAMPLES ASSAYED, 13042 FT. OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION.

Comment (Workings): SIX SHORT ADITS WITH DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS; THE WEST ADIT INCLUIDES A 45 FT. DEEP INCLINE WINZE. THE SURFACE EXCAVATIONS INCLUDES 5 OPEN CUTS TOTALING 108 FT. AND 31 TRENCHES, TOTALING 762 FT.

Comment (Commodity): MANGANESE IS NOT EASILY RECOVERABLE FROM THE PRIMARY MINERALS RHODONITE AND RHODOCHROSITE, PRESENT IN THE UNOXIDIZED PARTIONS OF THE VEIN.

Comment (Production): 1952-1953 PRODUCTION BY H.H. ELLERBESK, A LESSEE, SOME OF THIS PRODUCTION WAS FOR BATTERY MANUFACTURING, THE REMAINDER FOR STEEL MANUFACTURING.

Comment (Deposit): SIX ORE BODIES LOCALIZED INTERSECTING NORTHWEST-STRIKING FAULTS


References

Reference (Deposit): BATTY, J.V., AND R. HAVENS, 1952, CONCENTRATION OF OXIDE MANGANESE ORE FROM BLACK ROCK, KRAMER, AND MORGAN-CRANAR PROPERTIES, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES R.I. 4818, 17 P.

Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T., 1922, DEPOSITS OF MANGANESE ORE IN MONTANA, UTAH, OREGAN AND WASHINGTON, IN USGS BULLETIN 725, P. 210-211.

Reference (Production): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1951, P. 40; THOMAS, G.H., 1958, P.30.

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, M.D., JR., 1951, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF WESTERN UTAH: U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 979-A, P. 40-41.