Rube Lead Mine

The Rube Lead Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,990 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: Rube Lead Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,990 Feet (1,521 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.18472, -113.81056

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Rube Lead Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rube Lead Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Ramey, C. A.


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

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Hematitization


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Plumbojarosite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Geology): QUARTZ MONZONITE EXPOSED IN THE 200 FT LEVEL. IGNEOUS UNIT IS THE JURASSIC GOLD HILL STOCK

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE BODY OCCUPIES PROMINENT FRACTURES IN A THICK-BEDDED, STRONGLY SILICIFIED, HEMATITIZED, AND LOCALLY BRECCIATED LIMESTONE. THE N30E, 65NW ORE ZONE MAPPED BY EL-SHATOURY(1970) ON THE 100 FT LEVEL IS THE MOST EASILY DESCRIBED.

Comment (Workings): PRINCIPAL WORKINGS: AN INCLINED (65 DEGREE) SHAFT 200 FT LONG CONNECTING FOUR SHORT LEVELS (58, 100, 150, 200 FT LEVELS). MINOR WORKINGS INCLUDE SHALLOW ADITS, A SHAFT, A PIT, AND A TRENCH.

Comment (Production): SMALL AMOUNTS OF SILVER BEARING CERUSSITE WERE SHIPPED


References

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H.M., 1980, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY.

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 177.

Reference (Deposit): EL-SHATOURY, H.M. AND WHELAN, J.A., 1970, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, TOOELE COUNTY, UTAH: UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY.

Reference (Production): EL-SHATOURY, H.M. AND WHELAN, J.A., 1970