Morgan Mine

The Morgan Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,140 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: Morgan Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,140 Feet (2,481 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 39.93278, -112.42306

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Morgan Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Morgan Mine
Secondary: R.E. Plaugh Group


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Blue Bell Dist


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Lester Larsen


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

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Surrounding Strata (Nw, 40 Ne)


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION IS FROM THE ENTIRE BLUE BELL DISTRICT.; SMALL AMOUNT OF AG-PB ORE WERE MENTIONED AS PRODUCED FROM R.E. PLOUGH GROUP, OF WHICH THE MORGAN MINE IS A MEMBER.

Comment (Deposit): THE PRODUCTIVE VEIN WORKED THROUGH AN INCLINED SHAFT AND AN UPPER ADIT, STRIKES N 85 W AND DIPS 50-55 SW. THE LOWER ADIT EXPLORED A N 30 E STRIKING CRUSHED ZONE IN QUARTZITE.

Comment (Workings): AN INCLINED SHAFT AND THREE ADITS. THE UPPER ADIT IS 185 FT. IN LENGTH, AND THE LOWER ADIT 265 FT. LONG.

Comment (Geology): A 200 FT. WIDE MONZONITE PORPHYRY DIKE IS EXPOSED ON A HIGH SHORT SPUR A SHORT DISTANCE NORTHEAST OF THE INCLINE SHAFT. THE REGIONAL BEDDEIN STRIKES NORTHWEST, DIPS 40 NE.


References

Reference (Deposit): HEIKES, V.C., 1920, BLUE BELL DISTRICT, IN BUTLER, B.S., AND OTHERS, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 111, P. 431.

Reference (Deposit): HEYL, A.V., 1963, OXIDIZED ZINC DEPOSITS OF THE U.S.: USGS BULL. 1135-B, P. 53.

Reference (Production): BUTLER, 1920, P. 430.; USGS, MINERAL RESOURCES OF U.S., 1917, 1928, 1930.

Reference (Deposit): COHENOUR, R.E., 1954, SHEEPROCK MOUNTAINS TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY BULL. 63, P. 116.