Virginia Claim

The Virginia Claim is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,240 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: Virginia Claim  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,240 Feet (1,597 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.98639, -113.17583

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Virginia Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Virginia Claim


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Dugway District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: J. F. Cannon
Home Office: Salt Lake City, Ut.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1879
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
Physiographic Detail: Dugway Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Two Fissures (N15w, 45sw; N80w, 80ne). The Buckhorn Thrust Fault Is 1000 Feet East


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Lead
Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF INCLINED SHAFT AND A SMALL SURFACE CUT.

Comment (Deposit): LEAD CARBONATE ORE FROM REPLACEMENT BODIES IN FISSURE VEINS.


References

Reference (Production): EADS, J.P., 1981, U.G.M.S., ON SITE INVESTIGATION

Reference (Deposit): 1964 GEOLMAP STAATZ & CARR, 1964, USGS PP 41

Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H., AND CARR, W.J., 1964, GEOL. & MIN DEPOSITS OF THE THOMAS AND DUGWAY RANGES, JUAB AND TOOELE CO., UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 415 P 178-179