Morrel Shaft

The Morrel Shaft is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,190 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: Morrel Shaft  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,190 Feet (1,582 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.99111, -113.21861

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Satelite image of the Morrel Shaft

Morrel Shaft MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Morrel Shaft


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Fluorine-Fluorite


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Dugway District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: J. F. Cannon
Home Office: Salt Lake City, Ut.


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: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Dugway Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fractures


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Unknown: Fluorite


Comments

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CAVED CONSISTED OF A SHAFT, AND SOME OPEN CUTS FOR FLUORITE CUT ALONG FRACTURE TRENDING N5E, DIPPING 28NW


References

Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H. AND CARR, W.J., 1964, GEOL. AND MIN. DEP. OF THE THOMAS AND DUGWAY RANGES, TOOELE AND JUAB CO.S, UT; U.S.G.S. PROF PP 415

Reference (Production): EADS, J.P., 1981, UGMS; ON SITE INVESTIGATION

Reference (Deposit): 1964 GEOLMAP STAATZ & CARR, 1964, USGS PP. 41