Mercur Canyon Prospect

The Mercur Canyon Prospect is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,001 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 Canyon Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.31639, -112.20556

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Mercur Canyon Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercur Canyon Prospect


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Getty Oil Co.


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: Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Realgar
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Stibnite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): WALL ROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED AND ALTERED. ORE MINERALS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS.

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONES ARE GRAY, CHERTY AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE GREENISH TO BLACK, HIGHLY PULVERIZED AND CRUMPLED. QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINS ARE COMMON IN THE HOSTROCKS

Comment (Workings): PIT AND TRENCHES


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): BUTTLER,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.