Middle Canyon Mines

The Middle Canyon Mines is a lead and zinc mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,719 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: Middle Canyon Mines  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,719 Feet (2,048 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.50722, -112.20806

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Middle Canyon Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Middle Canyon Mines


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


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, Faults, And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitzation And Silicification


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Gypsum
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Talc


Comments

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE IS DARK GRAY TO BLACK, WEATHERING LIGHT GRAY BLUE WITH A SMOOTH SURFACE, VERY FINE-GRAINED, THIN BEDDED TO PLATY, WITH SOME SILT STRINGERS AND SMALL 1/2" TO 1" DIAMETER BLACK ROUNDED GLOBULAR CHERT NODULES. QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINS ARE COMMON.

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES CLOSE TO A FAULT PLANE. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES. HOSTROCKS ARE SHEARED AND ALTERED. ORE MINERALS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS

Comment (Workings): TWO ADITS; CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977); 1:24000 QUADRANGLE IS A 1975 EDITION


References

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

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 BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN 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.