Indian Chief Prospect

The Indian Chief Prospect is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,680 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: Indian Chief Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,680 Feet (2,036 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 39.99167, -112.73944

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Indian Chief Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Indian Chief Prospect
Secondary: Yellow Jacket Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Erickson District District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


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: TABULAR, LENTICULAR

Form: TABULAR, LENTICULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Workings): FIVE SHAFTS, THREE STEEPLY INCLINED, WITH AN APPROX. AREA OF 110 FT. (NW-SE) BY 60 FT. (NE-SE). MOST OF THE SHAFTS ARE SHALLOW (15-30 FT.); THE PRINCIPAL, 70 N INCLINE SHAFT MAY BE 100 FT. DEEP.

Comment (Geology): THE GALENA IS IN FINE-GRAINED, BLACK, SOOTY STRINGERS WITH WHITE TO GRAY BORDERS OF CERUSSITE IN A SILICEOUS HEMATITE-LIMONITE GANGUE

Comment (Production): NO RECORDED PRODUCTION.

Comment (Deposit): SMALL SHOOTS OF CERUSSITE-GALENA ORE CLOSE TO THE SURFACE. PITS EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF THE SHAFTS SHOWED NO OBVIOUS MINERALIZATION.

Comment (Deposit): THE PROSPECT PITS EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF THE SHAFT ARE VERY INCONSPICUOUS; ALMOST NO OXIDES ARE PRESENT ON THE DUMP, GIVING THEM THE SAME COLOR AS THE COUNTRY ROCK. LIMONITE AND HEMATITE ARE ABUNDANT AT THE SHAFT.


References

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H.M., 1982, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UGMS

Reference (Deposit): THOMAS, G.H., 1958, THE GEOLOGY OF THE INDISN SPRINGS QUADRANGLE, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: UNPUB. BYU THESIS, PROVO, UTAH.

Reference (Production): LOUGHLIN, G.F., 1920, P. 456

Reference (Deposit): BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, 1982, MINERAL SURVEY 6268, UTAH STATE OFFICE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Reference (Deposit): LOUGHLIN, G.F., 1920, IN BUTLER, B.S., AND OTHERS, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 111, P. 455-456.