Silver Reef Mine

The Silver Reef Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,558 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: 6,558 Feet (1,999 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 39.9875, -112.72722

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Silver Reef Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Reef Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Erickson District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: O. K. Silver Mining And Milling Co.
Info Year: 1920


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: 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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Structure: Country rock dips 30-35 NE


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: weathering

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Silicification
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AU, 0.59, .476 OZ PER TON, RESPECTIVELY.
Analytical Data: PROD. ASSAY(1916): 488 OZ. AG PER TON, 0.235 OZ. AU PER TON, 0.15 PERCENT COPPER
Analytical Data: ANOTHER ASSAY-40.5 OZ. AG PER TON, 0.02 OZ. AU PER TON. SEL. DUMP SAMPLES (UGMS): 18.85 OZ PER TON, 8.06 OZ PER TON


Materials

Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (General): ABW merged 10179447 and 10021218 into this record and recommended deleting the 2 extra records.

Comment (Workings): THE VEINS IS FOLLOWED AND CROSSCUT BY A NUMBER OF ADITS. PRODUCTION CAME FROM STOPED AREAS IN THE ADITS AND AN OPENCUT, APPROX 200 FT. LONG THAT NEARLY PARALLELS THE PRINCIPAL VEIN SEGMENT.

Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION DATA RECORDED.

Comment (Deposit): SILVER MINERALS AND AURIFEROUS PYRITE OCCUR IN SMALL ORE SHOOTS WITHIN A NORTHWEST-STRIKINg, 30-35 DEGREE NE DIPPING BEDDING-REPLACEMENT JASPEROID ZONE.

Comment (Deposit): in a crush zone

Comment (Workings): two tunnels, a shaft, small open cut

Comment (Names): Do not confuse with the Silver Reef in Washington County nor with the Silver Reef in Ophir District.


References

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

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

Reference (Deposit): THOMAS, G.H., 1958, THE GEOLOGY OF THE INDIAN SPRINGS QUADRANGLE, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: UNPUB. BYU THESIS, PROVO, UTAH, p. 287.

Reference (Production): LOUGHLIN, 1920, P.455; THOMAS, 1958, P. 287.

Reference (Deposit): Heyl, A.V., 1963, Oxidized zinc deposits of the U.S.: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1135B, p. 54-55.

Reference (Deposit): Consv. Comp. Date, 3-21-1958.