Surprise Mine

The Surprise Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,740 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: Surprise Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,740 Feet (2,359 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.3875, -112.29028

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Satelite image of the Surprise Mine

Surprise Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Surprise Mine
Secondary: Ophir Mono Coalition
Secondary: Queen of the West Group


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: State


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


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: Oquirrh Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Oquirrh Mtns.

Type: L
Description: On West Limb Of Ophir Anticline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GARBER RAISE: 13% PB, 4% CU, 28 OZ./TON AG AND 30 CENTS/TON AU


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Gold


Comments

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

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION 1916, 1918 AND 1920. VALUE DID NOT EXCEED 10,000 DOLLARS

Comment (Workings): THREE NORTHEAST TRENDING DRIFTS DEVELOPED OFF OF S 70 E TREDING MAIN TUNNEL. FIRST DRIFT IS AT 200 FEET FROM PORTAL, IT TRENDS NE FOR 1700 FT WHERE IT PENETRATES THE MARK ANTONY FAULT (TRENDS N 45 W, DIPS 70-75 NE), IT THEN TURNS SE FOR 250 FT. WHERE IT PENETRATES A SECOND FAULT, IT THEN TURNS SOUTHWARD WHERE IT FOLLOWS THE MARK ANTONY FAULT FOR 400 FT., TWO SIDE DRIFTS ARE CUT FROM IT. THE SECOND MAJOR DRIFT IS AT 550 FT. FROM THE PORTAL, IT TRENDS N 50 E, IT IS ABOUT 450 FT LONG AND INTERSECTS TWO VERTICAL FISSURES IN THE "GARBER LIMESTONE", BOTH FISSURES ARE EXPLORED BY RAISES AND WINZES. THE THIRD MAJOR DRIFT IS 720 FT. FROM THE PORTAL AND IS FAIRLY SHORT.

Comment (Deposit): PRINCIPAL ORE FOUND IN DRIFT 550 FT. FROM PORTAL.DRIFT IS 450 FT. LONG AND INTERSECTS TWO VERTICAL MINERALIZED FISSURES


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 155-156

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P. 155.