Mercur Quarry

The Mercur Quarry is a silver and gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,280 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: Mercur Quarry  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,280 Feet (2,219 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.33278, -112.21833

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Mercur Quarry MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercur Quarry


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Mercury
Secondary: Antimony
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Getty Oil Co.

Owner Name: Consolidated Mercur Mines Co.


Production

Not available


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

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures, Fractures, Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomization, Sericitization, Limomitization, Kaolominzation And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Realgar
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Orpiment
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Comment (Workings): ONE LARGE PIT OF 2000 X 1400 X 500 FT.; FIVE SMALL PITS OF 150 X 120 X 100 FT., 150 X120 X 20 FT., 120 X 60 X 30 FT., 150 X 50 X 40 FT., 300 X60 X60 FT.; TWO ADITS (35 DEG.) CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE IS SOFT AND PULVERIZED, LIGHT YELLOWISH, OR GREYISH IN COLOUR. GOLD IS NOT VISIBLE IN THE ORES, AND IS CONCENTRATED ONLY IN THE CARBON RICH PORTIONS OF THE ALTERED ZONES. THE ORE IS FORMED BY THE IMPREGNATION AND REPLACEMENT OF THE WALLROCKS; AND THE FISSURE FILLINGS ARE NEGLIGIBLE. NEVERTHELESS THESE FISSURES WERE OF FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE IN LOCALIZING THE DEPOSITS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS LOCALIZED IN ALTERED ZONES IN WALLROCKS. UNALTERED ROCKS ARE BARREN. THE OXIDIZED ORE IS LIGHT COLOURED AND MORE FN'ABLE THAN UNOXIDIZED ORE. IT LACKS SULFIDES AND CONTAINS SULFATES INCLUDING GYPSUM, SCORODITE AND MELANTERITE

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY SHATTERED, FOLDED AND CRUMPLED. SHALES ARE BROWN TO BUFF, FN'ABLE AND PULVERIZED, SERICITIC, CALCAREOUS, CARBONACEOUS, AND KAOLIMITIC. LIMESTONES ARE JOINTED, BRECCIATED, DARK GRAY TO BLACK, CHERTY, DOLOMITIC, SILICIFIED AND IMPREGNATED WITH VEINS OF CALCITE AND QUARTZ. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH VEINS OF JASPEROID AND QUARTZ. EFFECTS ARE LIMONITIZATION ARE VERY SIGNIFICANT ON WALLROCKS


References

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL,H.J., ET.AL., 1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO.14, UT. GEOL. SOC.: U.G.M.S. BULL.14,262P.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J.,1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 173, 167P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S.,ET. AL.,1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): SPURR, J.E., 1895, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE MERCUR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S.G.S. 16TH. ANN. REPT., PT.2, 454P.

Reference (Production): BISSELL, H.J., 19598 P. 214; SPURR, J.E., 1895, P.407