Wilfong Claim Prospect

The Wilfong Claim Prospect is a molybdenum mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,210 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: Wilfong Claim Prospect  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,210 Feet (1,588 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Molybdenum

Lat, Long: 40.17, -113.82417

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Wilfong Claim Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wilfong Claim Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Molybdenum
Secondary: Tungsten


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Mr. Wilfong


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1939
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: Deep Creek Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: .07 TO .08 PERCENT WO3: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1943, MINERAL PROPERTY FILE 74.16


Materials

Ore: Powellite
Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Grossularite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): TUNGESTEN-MOLYBDENUM MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH EAST-WEST AND NORTHWEST-STRIKING SKARN ZONES.

Comment (Workings): THE WORKINGS CONSIST OF A N7E-TRENDING, 25 FT. LONG ADIT, A 12 FT. DEEP VERTICAL SHAFT AND A SMALL PIT.


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1943, MINERAL PROPERTY FILE 74.16

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1981, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PROF. PAPER 177.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1943, MINERAL PROPERTY FILE 74.16

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, T.B., PROF. PAPER 177, PL. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1943 RECON USBM-MINERAL PROPERTY FILE 74.16