Gold Bug Mine

The Gold Bug Mine is a lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,539 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: Gold Bug Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,539 Feet (1,993 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 40.34361, -112.26472

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Gold Bug Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Bug Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District (West Dip Area)


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1911
Time Period: 1911
Material type: PB
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Ore Averaging 65% Pb


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Southern Oquirrh Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: On West Limb Of Ophir Anticline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cerussite


Comments

Comment (Workings): NORTH WORKING IS COLLAPSE ADIT APPROXIMATELY 200 FT LONG, WEST WORKING IS A SHALLOW SHAFT, EAST WORKING IS A SHAFT WITH APPROXIMATELY 100 FT OF TOTAL WORKINGS

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1975


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 139.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 111, P. 382-395.

Reference (Deposit): TRIPP, B.T., 1982, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UGMS

Reference (Deposit): HIGGINS, W.C., (ED.), 1911, THE SALT LAKE MINING REVIEW, AUG. 15.

Reference (Production): HIGGINS, W.C., 1911.