Silica Sands

The Silica Sands is a mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,255 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: Silica Sands  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,255 Feet (1,297 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 40.99278, -113.97194

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Satelite image of the Silica Sands

Silica Sands MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silica Sands


Commodity

Tertiary: Silica


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Salt Flats


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


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: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Great Salt Lake Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: BLANKET


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene

Name: Sand and Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION IS FOR REPRESENTATIVE POINT

Comment (Workings): NO WORKINGS


References

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1927, POTASH BRINES IN THE GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT, UTAH: U.S.G.S. BULL. 795, P. 25-44.

Reference (Deposit): STEPHENS, J.C., 1974, HYDROGEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE NORTH SALT LAKE DESERT: UTAH DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF WATER RIGHTS, TECH. PUBL. 4.

Reference (Deposit): TRIPP, B.T., 1981. ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURV.

Reference (Production): TRIPP, B.T., 1980. ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURV.