Murphy-Lucky Strike Prospects

The Murphy-Lucky Strike Prospects is a gold, silver, copper, and arsenic mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,220 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: Murphy-Lucky Strike Prospects  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,220 Feet (1,591 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper, Arsenic

Lat, Long: 40.17083, -113.81222

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Murphy-Lucky Strike Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Murphy-Lucky Strike Prospects


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Arsenic


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Joseph Murphy, Buzz Jones


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Deep Creek Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR, TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Recrystallization, Silication, Silicification Of Ls.


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Conichalcite
Ore: Tenorite
Gangue: Grossularite
Gangue: Wollastonite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Andradite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Opal


Comments

Comment (Deposit): N17-77W, 36-67NE BEDDING REPLACEMENT ORESHOOTS: MOST ARE PROBABLY 10-20 FT. WIDE OR LESS. EST. WIDTHS ARE DETERMINED BY THE WIDTH OF THE SKARN ZONES; TRUE WIDTHS MUST BE DETERMINED BY ASSAY.

Comment (Deposit): DURING THE BRIEF FIELD INVESTIGATION (MESSENGER, 1981,) THE ONLY QTZ. MONZONITE-LS. CONTACT IDENTIFIED WAS A CONTACT WITH A SILL IN A 118 FT. ADIT DRIVEN ALONG THE CONTACT. IN ALL THE OTHER WORKINGS THE QTZ. MONZONITE-LS. CONTACT IS BELIEVED TO BE AT A SHALLOW DEPTH. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV; 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Location): INCORRECTLY LABELED "ALVARADO MINE" ON THE GOLD HILL 7.5 MIN. QUADRANGLE MAP.

Comment (Workings): FIVE SHAFTS 10-25 FT. DEEP, 3 THIRTY FT. DEEP SHAFTS, ONE 50 FT. DEEP SHAFT, A 118 FT. LONG ADIT, A 48 FT. LONG ADIT, TRENCHES AND PITS. ALL SHAFT DEPTHS ARE ESTIMATED.


References

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H. M. III, 1981, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T. B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF PAPER 177

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T. B., 1935, PROF. PAPER 177, P1.2

Reference (Deposit): 1981 RECON UGMS, OPEN FILE REPT.