Three Metals Mine

The Three Metals Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,300 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: Three Metals Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,300 Feet (2,225 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.36417, -112.24111

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Three Metals Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Three Metals Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District; Lion Hill Area


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Ophir Metal Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1923
Year Last Production: 1925
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 And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AU $3/TON
Analytical Data: AG 90 OZ/TON
Analytical Data: PB 11 PERCENT
Analytical Data: CU TRACES


Materials

Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

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

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES NOT AVAILABLE.

Comment (Deposit): ORE ZONES ARE LOCALIZED IN FISSURES WITH QUARTZ FILLINGS, IN DEFORMED AND HIGHLY ALTERED WALLROCKS; ORE IS COMPLETELY OXIDIZED; ORE BODY DIPS S40W

Comment (Deposit): THE TUNNEL BEING A CROSSCUT, PENETRATING THE LOWER PART OF THE 'GREAT BLUE' LIMESTONE AND THE UPPER PART OF THE HUMBUG FORMATION. THE FISSURES INTERSECTED IN THE TUNNEL ALL STRIKE NORTHEAST. MOST OF THEM DIP WEST, BUT ONE SHEETED ZONE ALONG WHICH THE TUNNEL IS DRIVEN FOR ABOUT 300 FEET NEAR THE PORTAL, HAS A SOUTHWARD DIP. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Workings): ONE TUNNEL, WHICH RUNS FOR 2,000 FT.; THE COURSE OF TUNNEL AS A WHOLE IS ABOUT S40W; CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE DEFORMED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, DOLOMITIZED AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE GREENISH GRAY TO BLACK, CARBONACEOUS, CALCAREOUS, KAOLINITIC, SERICITIC, AND PILICEOUS. EFFECTS OF LIMONITIZATION ARE VERY SIGNIFICANT ON HOSTROCKS. VEINS OF JASPEROID, QUARTZ AND CALCITE HAVE IMPREGNATED THE 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): BUTLER, 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): GILLULY, J., 1932, P. 141-142.