Tuolumne Claim

The Tuolumne Claim is a tungsten mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,099 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: Tuolumne Claim  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.19639, -113.84944

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Tuolumne Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tuolumne Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold


Location

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


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
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: Dutch Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR, IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Pool Canyon Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE COPPER-TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN A SMALL LIMESTONE ROOF PENDANT. THE MINERALIZED CONTACT ZONE IN THE PRINCIPAL ADIT IS 2 TO 10 FT. WIDE.

Comment (Workings): THREE ADITS, WITH ASSOCIATED PITS AND SHORT ADITS. THE MOST SOUTHERN AND HIGHEST OF THE ADITS TRENDS, S20W, IS 30 FT. LONG, CROSSCUTS A COPPER-MINERALIZED, N70E, 35SE LIMESTONEQUARTZ MONZONITE CONTACT, AND INCLUDES A WINZE ON THE CONTACT.

Comment (Location): NORTHWEST OF THE TIMM MINE (FRACTION LODE)

Comment (Production): "A SMALL AMOUNT OF TUNGSTEN ORE WAS MINED BEFORE 1940."


References

Reference (Deposit): EVERETT, F.D., 1961, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN UTAH: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 8014, P. 27

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1980, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY.

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

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

Reference (Production): EVERETT, F.D., 1961, USBM INF. CIRC. 8014, P. 27