Flying Dutchman Mine

The Flying Dutchman Mine is a copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,355 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: Flying Dutchman Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,355 Feet (1,937 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 39.91944, -112.51750

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Flying Dutchman Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Flying Dutchman Mine
Secondary: Silver Shield


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Secondary: Uranium
Secondary: Manganese


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Columbia District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: John Gary Ekker, Jr.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1908
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

Type: L
Description: South Flank Fault Of Sheeprock Mountains Striking Approx. N45w


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FOUR FISSURE VEINS WERE DEVELOPED TOGETHER AT THE FLYING DUTCHMAN MINE AND ADJOINING COPPER JACK MINE. THE VEINS AVERAGED 3 TO 5% COPPER, ACCORDING TO EARLY REPORTS


Materials

Ore: Fluorite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Turquoise
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Uraninite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Specularite


Comments

Comment (Workings): THREE INCLINED SHAFTS WITH ASSOCIATED DRIFTS. THE PRINCIPAL SHAFT IS APPROX. 240 FT. LONG AND INCLINED AT ABOUT 40 DEGREES. THE WORKINGS ARE MOSTLY FLOODED

Comment (Geology): URANINITE HAS NOT BEEN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED, BUT IS BELIEVED TO OCCUR IN DARK PURPLE, RADIOACTIVE FLUORITE PRESENT IN THE VEINS.

Comment (Production): SMALL AMOUNT OF PRODUCTION, RECORDED WITH OTHER PROPERTIES.

Comment (Deposit): FOUR SUBPARALLEL, N30-40W STRIKING FISSURE VEINS STRIKE ACROSS THE FLYING DUTCHMAN AND COPPER JACK PROPERTIES. MINERALIZATION CAN BE TRACED FOR AT LEAST APPROX. 1 1/2 MILES FROM THE MOUTH OF BURNED CANYON TO THE FLYING DUTCHMAN MINE AREA


References

Reference (Deposit): BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, 1982, MINERAL SURVEY NO. 5948, UTAH STATE OFFICE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Reference (Deposit): COHENOUR, R.E., 1963, BERYLLIUM AND ASSOC. MINERALIZATION IN THE SHEEPROCK MOUNTAINS, TOOELE AND JUAB COS., IN BOWYER, BEN, AND OTHERS, BERYLLIUM AND URANIUM MINERALIZATION IN WESTERN JUAB COUNTY, UTAH: GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 17, UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, SLC, UT

Reference (Deposit): COHENOUR, R.E., 1959, SHEEPROCK MOUNTAINS, TOOELE AND JUAB COUNTIES: UGMS BULL. 63 P. 117

Reference (Deposit): HARRIS, DEVERLE, 1958, THE GEOLOGY OF THE DUTCH PEAK AREA, SHEEPROCK RANGE, TOOELE COUNTY, UTAH: UNPUBL. M.S. THESIS, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV., PROVO, UTAH; REF. 5 LOUGHLIN, G.F., 1920 IN BUTLER, B.S., AND OTHER, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER III, P. 428-429; REF. 6 USGS, 1929, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE U.S., P. 632; REF. 7 USGS, 1930, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE U.S., P. 606

Reference (Production): U.S.G.S, 1929, MIN. RES. OF U.S., P. 632