Devils Pit

The Devils Pit is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,999 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: Devils Pit  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.91972, -113.83722

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Devils Pit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Devils Pit
Secondary: Hell Hole


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Willow Springs District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Kibbee (V.P. 1st Security Bank)

Owner Name: Tripp, Alma


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1934
Discovery Year: 1933
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: LENTICULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin & Range

Type: L
Description: Tilted Fault Block That Dips 20-45 Deg. W. And Faults That Trend N-Nw & W-Nw


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Specularite
Gangue: Kaolinite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Goethite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES UNKNOWN.

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN AN 8,000 FT FRACTURE SYSTEM

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 120 FT ADIT, A 60 FT ADIT, AND A SHAFT IN THE MOUTH OF THE 120 FT ADIT.


References

Reference (Production): EVERTS, M.L., 1980. ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY

Reference (Deposit): THOMPSON, K.C., 1973, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE DEEP CREEK MTNS, TOOELE-JUAB COUNTIES, UT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY BULL. 99

Reference (Deposit): BICK, R.F., 1958, STRATIGRAPHY OF DEEP CREEK MTNS, UT: AAPG BULL. V. 43, P. 1064-1069

Reference (Deposit): BICK, R.F., 1959, GEOLOGY OF THE DEEP CREEK QUAD, WESTERN, UT: NEW HAVEN, CONN., UNIV., UNPUBL. PH.D. DISSERTATION.

Reference (Deposit): BICK, R.F., 1966, GEOL. OF THE DEEP CREEK MTNS., UT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY BULL. 77, 120 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON BUTLER, B.S., USGS PP 111

Reference (Deposit): 1966 GEOLMAP UT. GEOL. & M. SURVEY BULL. 77

Reference (Deposit): 1977 RECON UT. GEOL. & M. SURVEY RI # 117

Reference (Deposit): REPORT ON THE DEEP CREEK WILDERNESS WITHDRAWAL AREA AS (WSA) BY BLM, 1979

Reference (Deposit): 1979 GEOCHEM DOE GJBX-8(80) LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LAB.