Sheeprock Beryl Prospects

The Sheeprock Beryl Prospects is a beryllium mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,159 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: Sheeprock Beryl Prospects  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,159 Feet (2,182 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Beryllium

Lat, Long: 39.93778, -112.50861

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Sheeprock Beryl Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sheeprock Beryl Prospects
Secondary: Blue Beauty Claims


Commodity

Primary: Beryllium


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Columbia District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Ann Alloway, Marjorie Black


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1942
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: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Beryl
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): THE DEPOSIT IS TOO LOW GRADE TO BE IN THE CATEGORY OF RESERVES, IT MAY BE CONSIDERED A SUBMARGINAL RESOURCE CONSISTING OF MANY MILLION TONS.

Comment (Development): BRUSH BERYLLIUM CO., UNDER DMEA CONTRACT IDM-E-514, CONDUCTED AN EXPLORATORY DIAMNOND DRILLING PROJECT IN 1953, THE AREA COVERED APPROX. 900 SQ. FT. AND INCLUDED NINE DRILL SITES.

Comment (Deposit): BERYL IS IRREGULARLY DISSEMINATED IN A LEUCOCRATIC FACIES OF THE SHEEPROCK GRANITE EXPOSED OVER A THREE SQUARE MILE AREA. THE MOST FAVORABLY MINERALIZED ZONES HAVE BEEN PROSPECTED IN HARD TO BEAT AND SHEEPROCK CANYONS

Comment (Workings): 3 ADITS, N-S; N20E-TRENDING AND 50 FT. LONG, 725 FT. ADIT TRENDING S70E, AND 255 FT., N45E-TRENDING ADIT. THE ADITS ARE ON THE EAST SLOPES OF HARD TO BEAT CANYON. NUMEROUS PITS ARE IN SHEEPROCK CANYON, BUT NONE WERE SEEN DURING 1981 UGMS RECONNAISSANCE


References

Reference (Deposit): COHENOUR, R.E., 1963, BERYLLIUM AND ASSOC. MINERALIZATION IN THE SHEEPROCK MTNS., IN BOWYER, BEN, AND OTHERS, BERYLLIUM AND URANIUM MINERALIZATION IN WESTERN JUAB CO., UTAH: GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH: NO. 17, UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Reference (Deposit): COHENOUR, R.H., 1959, SHEEPROCK MOUNTAINS, TOOELE AND JUAB COS.: UGMS BULL. 63, P. 119-120

Reference (Deposit): WARNER, L.A., AND WILMARTH, V.R., 1959, SHEEPROCK MOUNTAINS, IN OCCURRENCE OF NONPEGMATITIC BERYLLIUM IN THE UNITED STATES: USGS PROF. PAPER 318, P. 145-147

Reference (Deposit): MEEVES, H.C., 1966, RECONNAISSANCE OF BERYLLIUM BEARING PEGMATITE DEPOSITS IN SIX WESTERN STATES- AZ, CO, NM, SD, UT, WY: USBM IC-8298; REF. 5 DATA FROM BRUSH BERYLLIUM CO. DRILLING PROJECT (1953) CITED BY COHENOUR (1963, P. 12): 3600 FT. OF CORE FROM NINE DRILL SITES AVERAGED 0.011% BEO. EFFORTS MADE TO EXTRACT VISIBLE BERYL FROM CORE BEFORE ASSAY (HARRIS, 1958, P.74); REF. 6 SPOR MTN. DEPOSITS ARE MUCH HIGHER GRADE AND CAN EASILY FULFILL PRESENT DEMAND; REF. 7 CONTROL BY FRACTURES WAS MINOR; THE UPPER S70E TRENDING, 725 FT. ADIT WAS DRIVEN PARALLEL TO N64W, 62 SW JOINTING; REF. 8 MEEVES, H.C., 1966, NONPEGMATITIC BERYLLIUM OCCURRENCES IN AZ, CO, NM, UT AND FOUR ADJACENT STATES: USBM RI-6828, 68 P.; REF. 9 HARRIS, D., 1958, THE GEOLOGY OF THE DUTCH PEAK AREA, SHEEPROCK RANGE, TOOELE CO., UTAH: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY GEOLOGY STUDIES, V. 5, NO. 1, 83 P.; REF. 10 MESSENGER, H.M.III, 1982, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UGMS