Baltimore Tunnel

The Baltimore Tunnel is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,442 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: Baltimore Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,442 Feet (2,573 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.36, -112.23972

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Baltimore Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Baltimore Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


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: 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


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE LIES JUST BELOW THE LONG TRAIL SHALE MEMBER, IN THE LOWER PART OF THE 'GREAT BLUE' LIMESTONES, ON THE EASTERN FLANK OF THE OPHIR AUTICLINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Workings): ONE TUNNEL; CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE DEFORMED AND ALTERED. LO,ESTONES ARE DOPOINITIZED AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE PULVERIZED, CALCAREOUS, CARBOUACEOUS, SILICEOUS AND SERICITIC.

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

Comment (Deposit): ORE ZONE IS LOCALIZED ALONG FISSURE IN DEFORMED AND ALTERED HOSTROCKS; ORE IS COMPLETELY OXIDIZED; ORE BODY DIPS S 40 W.


References

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL, H.J.,ET. AL.,1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO.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.