Mono Mine

The Mono Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,399 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: Mono Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,399 Feet (2,560 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.38972, -112.27639

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Mono Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mono Mine
Secondary: Ophir-Mono Coalition
Secondary: Mono-Kearsarge Consolidated Mine
Secondary: Madison Mines


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Tungsten


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: U. V. Industries
Home Office: 136 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84111

Owner Name: Intermountain Resources, Inc.
Home Office: Kearns Bldg.; Salt Lake City, Ut. 84111


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Oquirrh Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Oquirrh Mtns.

Type: L
Description: Ophir Anticline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE SHIPPED SINCE 1910: 17 PERCENT PB, 3.6 PERCENT CU, 16 OZ./TON AG, 1 DOLLAR/TON AU


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Jarosite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): OPHIR-MONO COALITION INCLUDES SURPRISE TUNNEL. QUEEN OF THE HILLS AND SEVERAL OTHER PROPERTIES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

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

Comment (Production): 1,000,000 DOLLARS WORTH OF ORE PRODUCED BETWEEN 1871 AND 1875; 1875-1932 PROBABLY LESS THAN 100,000 DOLLARS PRODUCTION; INTERMITTENT PRODUCTION 1939 TO 1952

Comment (Development): REORGANIZED INTO OPHIR-MONO COALITION IN 1927 BY M.C. GODBE; LATER REORGANIZED AS MONO-KEARSARGE CONSOLIDATED MINING CO.

Comment (Deposit): MINE IS IN A DOWN FAULTED BLOCK BOUNDED ON THE EAST BY THE CORBON FAULT AND ON THE WEST BY THE GARBER-MARK ANTONY FAULT

Comment (Workings): ORE INCLINES SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET LONG, ONE 650 FT. TUNNEL DRIVEN 150 FEET BELOW THE INCLINE, ORE 1,100 FT TUNNEL 450 FT BELOW THE COLLAR OF THE INCLINE

Comment (Geology): MINE CUTS DESERET LIMESTONE AND HUMBUG FORMATION BUT MOSTLY CONCENTRATED IN GREAT BLUE


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADS., UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 153-155.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 111, P. 379.

Reference (Deposit): MITCHELL, H.G., 1925, A GEOLOGICAL REPORT OF THE DRY CANYON DIVISION OF THE OPHIR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: THESIS STANFORD UNIVERSITY.

Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, A.L. AND A.M. BURANEK, 1942, THE MONO AND KEARSARGE HOLDINGS, DRY CANYON, TOOELE CO., UTAH: STATE OF UTAH DEPT. OF PUBLICITY AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CIRCULAR NO. 20., 23 P.

Reference (Deposit): ROMSLO, T.M., 1962, BUREAU OF MINES MINERAL PROPERTY FILE 30.4.

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1923, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES.

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1928-30, 1939-1943, 1947, 1949-1952, MINERAL YEARBOOKS.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P. 154.