Mercur Mine #1

The Mercur Mine #1 is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,040 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 Mine #1  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,040 Feet (1,841 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.32528, -112.20528

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Mercur Mine #1 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercur Mine #1


Commodity

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


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

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


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Limonitization, Kaolimization, And Silification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

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

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES NOT AVAILABLE

Comment (Workings): ONE PIT OF 120X100X100 FT SIZE

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FRACTURES AND FISSURES IN ALTERED WALLROCKS.

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY FRACTURED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, CHERTY, DOLOMITIC, SILICIFIED AND IMPREGNATED WITH VEINS OF QUARTZ, JASPEROID AND CALCITE. SHALES ARE FRIABLE, GREENISH GRAY TO BLACK, CARBONACEOUS, SERICITIC, SILICEOUS, AND KAOLIMITIC. LIMONITIC STAINS ARE VERY COMMON 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): 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.

Reference (Production): MOHAMMAD, H., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: U.G.M.S.