Silver Reef Mine

The Silver Reef Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,499 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: Silver Reef Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,499 Feet (1,981 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.36778, -112.28806

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Satelite image of the Silver Reef Mine

Silver Reef Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Reef Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Lafe Morley And Newell Carter


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: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: On West Limb Of Ophir Anticline

Type: L
Description: Lakes Of Killarney Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: .015 OZ. AU/TON
Analytical Data: .008% CU
Analytical Data: 11.2% PB
Analytical Data: .16% ZN
Analytical Data: ASSAY OF VEIN IN SOUTH DRIFT - .09 OZ. AG/TON
Analytical Data: .003 OZ. AU/TON
Analytical Data: .007% CU
Analytical Data: .084% PB
Analytical Data: .33% ZN
Analytical Data: ASSAY OF MAIN VEIN - 4.44 OZ. AG/TON


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1975

Comment (Deposit): IRON STAINED FAULT GOUGE

Comment (Workings): ONE PROSPECT CUT 12 FT. DEEP AND A LONG ADIT WITH NUMEROUS SHORT DRIFTS, WINZES AND STOPES

Comment (General): This "mine" is not mentioned in Gilluly, 1932 or Butler, 1920. Description in Butler (p. 366-369) is generalized for the Ophir District. Do not confuse with the other Silver Reef in Tooele County, Erickson District.


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF PA. 173, P. 83.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 111, P. 366-370.

Reference (Deposit): TRIPP, B.T., 1982, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UGMS.