Sharp Min

The Sharp Min is a manganese and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,841 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: Sharp Min  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,841 Feet (2,390 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese, Lead

Lat, Long: 39.97444, -112.50722

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Sharp Min MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sharp Min
Secondary: Benmore Mine
Secondary: Larson-Winberg Mine
Secondary: Lawrence Sharp Mine
Secondary: Mary L Claim
Secondary: Victor Claim


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Columbia District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Sharp Estate

Owner Name: C. W. Jenkins


Production

Year: 1937
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^31.6% Mn
Year: 1936
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^29.7% Mn
Year: 1930
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^20 To 25% Mn


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, LENTICULAR PODS

Form: TABULAR, LENTICULAR PODS


Structure

Type: R
Structure: Basin And Range


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: MIXED SULFIDE ORE, 30% PB, 25% ZN. DEAN AND VINCENT (1949), PRECENTS, MN-29.8, SILICA-19.1, FE-7.6, ALUMINA-7.7, ZN-.45
Analytical Data: LOUGHLIN (1920), PB CARBONATE ORE, 40% PB, 20 OZ. AG PER TON


Materials

Ore: Cerussite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THIS PROPERTY IS ALSO DESCRIBED UNDER THE RECORD NOS. DC152562(BENMORE MINE), DC15215 (LAWRENCE SHARP PROPERTY), AND DC15220 (VICTOR CLAIM) ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV; 2 UNPUB REPT; 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Workings): A NUMBER OF SHORT ADITS, SHALLOW INCLINES, AND PITS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH 2 MAJOR TUNNELS, THE BROWN AND SMITH, WEST AND EAST, RESPECTIVELY. THE BROWN ADIT, APPROX. 1250 FT LONG, IS THE SOURCE OF MOST OF THE LEAD PRODUCTION.

Comment (Deposit): OXIDIZED LEAD AND ZINC MINERALS OCCUR WITH MANGANESE OXIDES AND LIMONITE, CAPPING BASE METAL VEINS ASSOC. WITH A PROBABLE RHODACHROSITE GANGUE

Comment (Production): PB ORE PROD. IN 1909, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1920, 1922-1929, 1931, 1938-1939. PROD. INCLUDED, BY USBM, WITH NEW SULTANA IN 1913, AND NEW ERIC IN 1917. IN 1930, THE VICTOR CLAIM PROD. SEVERAL HUNDRED TONS OF FERRUGINOUS MN ORE, SHIPPED TO THE COLUMBIA STEEL CO. PLANT NEAR PROVO.

Comment (Geology): Original Structures entry: Regional - Basin And Range\


References

Reference (Deposit): BENMORE CONS. MINES, DATA UNKNOWN; UNPUBL. PRIVATE REPORT

Reference (Deposit): CRITTENDEN, MAX D., JR., 1951, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF WESTERN UTAH: USGS BULL. 979-A, P. 15, 38-39

Reference (Deposit): COHENOUR, R.E., 1959, SHEEPROCK MOUNTAINS, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES; UGMS BULL. 63. P. 115

Reference (Deposit): DEAN, K.C., AND VINCENT, K.C., 1949, CONC. OF OXIDE MN ORES FROM COLUMBIA AND ELBERTA MINING DISTRICTS, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: USBM R.I. 4466, P. 6-9-------REF 5 HEYL, A.V., 1963, OXIDIZED ZINC DEPOSITS OF THE UNITED STATES, PART 2. UTAH: USGS BULL. 1135-B, P. B55-56

Reference (Production): CRITTENDEN (1951), HEYL (1963), USGS, MIN. RES. OF U.S., AND USBM MINERALS YEARBOOKS