Vernon Creek Prospect

The Vernon Creek Prospect is a mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,401 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: Vernon Creek Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 39.98056, -112.38722

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Vernon Creek Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Vernon Creek Prospect


Commodity

Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Blue Bell District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: James Watt, Deseret Exploration Co.
Home Office: 3384 West 13800 So., Riverton, Ut 84065

Owner Name: James Watt


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Sevier Fold And Thrust Belt

Type: L
Description: Nw Trending Vernon Creek Fault, Sheeprock Thrust Fault, East-Northwest Striking High-Angle Faults.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Fe-Staining, Jasperoid, Argillization


Rocks

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A SAMPLE DARK-GRAY TO RED-BROWN TO DARK FOREST GREEN JASPERIOD CONTAINED 15 PPB AU, 2250 PPB HG, 110 PPM BA, 12 PPM CU, 7 PPM PB, 53 PPM ZN, 6 PPM MO, 1.1 PPM AG, 2 PPM CO, 10 PPM NI, 13 PPM CR, 193 PPMMN, <10 PPM W, <5 PPM SE, <2 PPM BI, >2000 PPM AS, 153 PPM SB, 6 PPM TI.
Analytical Data: A SAMPLE OF LIGHT GRAY SINTERY, POROUS, LIMONITE-STAINED, SILICEOUS ROCK CONTAINED 20 PPB AU, >5000 PPB HG, <20 PPM BI, 17 PPM CU, 14 PPM PB, 26 PPM ZN, 5 PPM MO, 3.1 PPM AG, <1 PPM CO, 7 PPM NI, 130 PPM CR, 279 PPM MN, <10 PPM W, <5 PPM SE, 7 PPM BI, >2000 PPM AS, 211 PPM SB, 4 PPM TI
Analytical Data: JAMES WATT PROVIDED ANALYSES THAT SHOW THAT AS MUCH AS 3% ARSENIC, 0.6% ANTIMONY AND TRACES OF GOLD AND SILVER ARE PRESENT IN ALTERED LIMESTONE. SAMPLES COLLECTED BY UGMS YIELDEE THE FOLLOWING RESULTS: A SAMPLE OF SIKICIFIED PYRITE TO GOSSANORS FAULT GOUGECONTAINED <5 PPB AU, 3000 PPB HG, 730 PPM BA, 38 PPM CU, 126 PPM ZN, 31 PPM PB, 8 PPM MO, 1.5 PPM AG, 12 PPM CO, 24 PPM NI, 1049 PPM MN, <10 PPM W, <5 PPM SE, 5 PPM BI, 1182 PPM AS, 35 PPM SB, 3 PPM TI


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSITS CONSISTS OF JASPEROID AND SINTER-LIKE MATERIAL REPLACING LIMESTONE AND FAULT GOUGE LOCALIZED ALONG EAST-NORTHEAST TRENDING FAULTS LYING BENEATH THE SHEEPROCK THRUST. DEPOSITE IS SIMILAR TO SEDIMENT-HOSTED DISSEMINATED GOLD DEPOSITS LIKE MERCUR AND MAY HAVE POTENTIAL FOR GOLD MINERALIZATION. GEOCHEMICAL ENRICHMENT IN AS, SB, AND HG WITH TRACE AMOUNT OF AU AND AG IS SUGGESTIVE OF TOP A POTENTIALLY MINERALIZED EPITHERMAL SYSTEM.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF ONE TIMBRED SHAFT ABOUT 30 FEET DEEP AND SEVERAL (AT LEAST 4) DOZER CUTS.

Comment (Geology): EXPOSED CARBONATES ARE A WINDOW IN THE SHEEPROCK THRUST PLATE. LOWER PLAT CARBONATES TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED AS GREAT BLUE LIMESTONE

Comment (Commodity): ANALYSES SHOW STRONG ENRICHMENT IN AS, SB, AND HG, AND MODERATE ENRICHMENT IN AU AND AG INDICATIVE OF HIGH PART OF EPITHERMAL SYSTEM.

Comment (Development): JAMES WATT WAS THE OWNER/OPERATOR AS OF 5-15-86


References

Reference (Deposit): MORRIS, H.T., 1987, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DELTA 2 DEGREE QUADRANGLE TOOELE, JUAB, MILLARD, AND UTAH COUNTIES, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 87-185

Reference (Deposit): MORRIS, H.T., 1987, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC STRUCTURE MAP OF THE DELTA 2 DEGREE QUADRANGLE AND ADJACENT AREAS: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 87-189