Climax Mine

The Climax Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,325 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: Climax Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,325 Feet (1,623 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.13556, -113.78889

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Climax Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Climax Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Julian Simpson
Home Office: Hawaii


Production

Year: 1935
Material type: ORE AG PB
Description: Ap_Grade: ^29 Oz/Ton Ag


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: 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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chloritization, Sericitization, Limonitization


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1965: 0.30-1.56 PERCENT BEO


Materials

Ore: Bertrandite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chrysocolla
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Geology): BE OCCURS IN QUARTZ-CARBONATE-ADULARIA VEINS, ORE DOES NOT EXTEND THROUGH OR BEYOND VEINS.

Comment (Production): ESTIMATED TONNAGE EQUAL TO 2 ORE CARS.

Comment (Workings): PRINCIPAL SHAFT WITH WIDELY SCATTERED MINOR WORKINGS , THE LATTER ARE MOSTLY RUSTY PITS, SHAFT IS VERTICAL 12X8 FT., HEAD FRAME & OTHER DEBRIS COLLAPSED INTO IT. FILLED WITH WATER


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: NOLAN, 1935, P. 147; GRIFFITS, 1965

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

Reference (Deposit): GRIFFITTS, W.R. 1965, RECENTLY DISCOVERED BERYLLIUM DEPOSITS NEAR GOLD HILL UTAH: ECAN. GEOLOGY, VOL. 60, PP. 1298-1305

Reference (Deposit): EL-SHATOURY AND WHELAN, 1970, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, TOOELE COUNTY, UTAH: UTAH GEO. AND MIN. SURVEY BULL. 83

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

Reference (Deposit): 1935 RECON NOLAN, PROF. PAPER 177, P. 147

Reference (Deposit): 1965 RECON ECON GEOL. V. 60, P. 1298-1305

Reference (Deposit): 1970 RECON UNIV. OF UTAH,-UGMS BULL 83

Reference (Production): NOLAN, 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH,: USGS PP. 177, P. 147

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