Mercur Mine #7

The Mercur Mine #7 is a gold mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,280 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: Mercur Mine #7  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,280 Feet (2,219 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.32833, -112.22194

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Mercur Mine #7 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercur Mine #7


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Getty Oil Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


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, Sericitization, Limonitization, Silicification


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Realgar
Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Stibnite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Talc


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE IS SOFT AND PULBERIZE, LIGHT YELLOWISH OR GREYISH IN COLOUR. GOLD IS NOT VISIBLE IN THE ORES, AND IS CONCENTRATED ONLY IN THE CARBON-RICH PORTIONS OF THE ALTERED ZONES. THE ONE IS FORMED BY THE IMPREGNATION AND REPLACEMENTN OF THE WALLROCKS. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Workings): FOUR INCLINES (35 DEG.), CAVED; ONE PIT OF 250X120X30 FT. SIZE; SEVERAL OTHER PITS AND TRENCHES

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

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONES ARE LOCALIZED IN ALTERED WALL ROCKS. UNALTERED ROCKS ARE BARREN. THE OXIDIZED ORE IS LIGHT COLOURED AND MORE TRIABLE THAN UNOXIDIZED (BASE) ORE. IT LACKS SULFIDES AND CONATAINS SULFATES INCLUDING GYPSUM, SCORODITE AND MELANTERITE

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE VERY MUCH DEFORMED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, DOLOMITIZED, LIMONITIZED, AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE FRIABLE, SERICITIC, SILIEROUS, CARBONACEOUS, KAOLIMITIC, CALCAREOUS AND LIMONITIC. WALLROCKS ARE IMPREGNATED WITH QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINS. ORE MINERALS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH VEIN QUARTZ.


References

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

Reference (Production): MOHAMMAD, H., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION:U.G.M.S.

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