Bingham West Dip Tunnel

The Bingham West Dip Tunnel is a copper, silver, zinc, and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,135 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: Bingham West Dip Tunnel  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,135 Feet (1,870 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver, Zinc, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.5525, -112.19861

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Bingham West Dip Tunnel MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bingham West Dip Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Bingham Canyon


Land Status

Not available


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

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fractures, Fissures, Fault And Fold


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): TUNNEL USED FOR HAULAGE PURPOSES; CAVED; INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Geology): QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINS ARE VERY COMMON IN WALLROCKS. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS.

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES CLOSE TO THE AXIAL REGION OF BINGHAM SYNCLINE. HOSTROCKS ARE SHEARED AND ALTERED. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FRACTURES.


References

Reference (Deposit): BRAY, E. R. WILSON, J. C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D. R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE GINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND FORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET.AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. III,672P.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J. M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P. P. 38, 410P.