Mercur Mine #3

The Mercur Mine #3 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 Mine #3  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

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

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.32889, -112.20972

Map: View on Google Maps


Satelite image of the Mercur Mine #3

Mercur Mine #3 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercur Mine #3


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Mercury
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Silver
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.


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 And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, And Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

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

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

Comment (Workings): TWO PITS OF 100X80X50 AND 60X30X10 FT. SIZE; TWO INCLINES (755W), CAVED;

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE RIGHLY SHEARED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GREAY, CHERT, DOLOMITIC AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE BULUENIZED, GREENISH GRAY, CARBONACCOUS, KAOLIMITIC AND SENCITIC. WALLROCKS SLROIN LIMONITIC STEINS; AND VEIN PREGNATED WITH CALCITE AND QUARTZ VEINS.


References

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.

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.