Boston Workings

The Boston Workings is a zinc, lead, and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,610 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: Boston Workings  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,610 Feet (1,710 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.97778, -113.16889

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Boston Workings MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Boston Workings


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver


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 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


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TWO ASSAYS AVERAGED 6.5% PB, 13.5% ZN


Materials

Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURS IN FISSURE VEIN STRIKES NE, VEIN IS 1 1/2-2 1/2 FEET WIDE. ORE IS OXIDIZED LEAD AND ZINC LIMESTONES

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF 100' DECLINE TUNNEL AND SEVERAL SURFACE CUTS


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: USBM WAR MIN. REPT. 1943

Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H. AND CARR, W.J., 1964, GEOL. AND MIN. DEP. OF THE THOMAS AND DUGWAY RANGES, TOOELE AND JUAB CO.S UT. U.S.G.S. PROF. PAP. 415

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. COMP. DATE, 03-24-1958

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

Reference (Production): EADS, J.P.; 1981, UGMS: ON SITE INVESTIGATION