Rover Hill Prospect #5

The Rover Hill Prospect #5 is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,281 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: Rover Hill Prospect #5  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,281 Feet (2,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.34278, -112.24250

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Rover Hill Prospect #5 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rover Hill Prospect #5


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Antimony
Secondary: Mercury
Secondary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


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

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures And Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization And Silicification


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Realgar
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES IN ALTERED WALLROCKS. THE ONE IS SOFT, PULVERCUT, YELLOWISH TO GREYISH.

Comment (Workings): ONE PIT OF 200 X100 X 50 FT. SIZE.

Comment (Geology): HOST ROCKS ARE HIGHLY SHEARED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DOLOMITIZED AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE SERCITIE, CALCAREOUS, CHARBONDEROUS, KAOLINITIC AND SILICEOUS.


References

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL,H.J., ET. AL., 1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO.14, UT. GEOL. SOC.:U.G.M.S. BULL.14,262P.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY,J.,1932 GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA.173,167P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER,B.S.,ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): SPURR,J.E.,1895, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE MERCUR MINING DISTRICT,UTAH: U.S.G.S. 16TH. ANN. REPT.,PT.2, 454P.