Yellow Hammer Mine

The Yellow Hammer Mine is a tungsten mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,286 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: Yellow Hammer Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,286 Feet (1,916 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.11722, -113.82667

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Yellow Hammer Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Yellow Hammer Mine
Secondary: Cosmopolitan


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1917
Material type: W
Description: Ap_Grade: ^69.5 Percent Wo3


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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Not available


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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLES YIELDED 0.4-0.62 OZ/TON GOLD, 1.4-3.8 OZ/TON SILVER AND 1.36-1.68 PERCENT COPPER.


Materials

Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Gold
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Powellite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Albite
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Orthoclase
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Actinolite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): PERHAPS SOME CUPRITE PRESENT

Comment (Location): SW SE OF NW

Comment (Production): ONE CARLOAD OF COPPER ORE CONTAINING LARGE AMOUNTS OF CUPRITE WAS SHIPPED IN 1917. SINCE THEN SMALL SCALE SHIPMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL SMALL DEPOSITS, WALL-ROCK CONTACTS NOT SHARP

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL LARGE OPEN PITS HAVE BROKEN INTO OLDER UNDERGROUND WORKINGS, PROBABLY 635 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS REMAIN.

Comment (Geology): K4 SPHENE, APATITE, MAGNETITE, LIMONITE, JAROSITE, HEMATITE


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: CUSTER, 1917, SEE ALSO FLINT, 1960

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS, PP 177

Reference (Deposit): EL-SHATOURY, H.M. AND WHELAN, J.A., 1970, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT TOOELE CO, UTAH: UGMS BULL. 83

Reference (Deposit): EVERETT, F.D., 1961, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN UTAH: BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 8014

Reference (Deposit): CUSTER, A.E., 1917, DEEP CREEK, CLIFTON MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: ENG. AND MIN., JOUR., V. 103, P. 916.

Reference (Deposit): FLINT A., 1960, UNPUBLISHED REPORT OF THE EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION OF THE ALVARADO, CANE SPRING, BONNEMORT, AND YELLOW HAMMER MINES, GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, TOOELE COUNTY, UTAH.

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, 1935, USGS, PP. 177

Reference (Reserve-Resource): DOELLING, H.H., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): 1961 RECON U.S. BUREAU OF MINES IC 8014

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

Reference (Production): NOLAN, 1935, P. 122, AND EVERETT, 1961, P. 28.