Brickyard Mine

The Brickyard Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,781 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: Brickyard Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,781 Feet (2,067 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.32694, -112.20972

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Brickyard Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Brickyard Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Mercury
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Antimony


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Mercur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Getty Oil Co.

Owner Name: Consolidated Mercur Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1872
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Fissures, Fractures, Faults And Folds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Sericitization, Kaolinization, Limonitization, And Silicitication


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Realgar
Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Orpiment
Ore: Stibnite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Barite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE IS LOCALIZED IN ALTERED ZONES. THE OXIDIZED ORE IS LIGHT COLOURED AN MORE FRIABLE THAN THE UNOXIDIZED (BASE) ORE, IT LACKS SULFIDES AND CONTAINS SULFATES INCLUDING GYPSUM, SCORODITE AND MELENTERITE

Comment (Workings): ONE VERTICAL SHAFT AND TWO ADITS, ALL CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE; MORE THAN SIX PITS OF DIFFERENT SIZES, WITH LENGTHS FROM 80 TO 700 FT., WIDTH FROM 50 TO 120 FT., AND DEPTH 20 TO 50 FT.; ONE TRENCH 100X20FT; SEVERAL SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.

Comment (Deposit): GOLD IS NOT VISIBLE IN THE ORES, AND IS CONCENTRATED IN THE CARBOU-RICH PORTIONS OF THE ALTERED ZONES. THE ORE IS SOFT AND PULVERULENT, LIGHT YELLOWISH OR GRAYISH IN COLOR. THE ORE IS FORMED BY THE IMPREGNATION AND REPLACEMENT OF THE WALLROCKS; AND THE FISSURE FILLINGS ARE NEGLIGIBLE NEVERTHELESS THESE FISSURES WERE OF FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE IN LOCALIZING THE DEPOSITS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES NOT AVAILABLE

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY DEFORMED, AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARKGRAY, CHERTY, DOLOMITIZED, SILICIFIED AND IMPREGNATED WITH CALCITE AND QUARTZ VEINS. SHALES ARE GREENISHGRAY TO BLACK, CARBONACEOUS, SILICEOUS, SERICITIC, KAOLIRITIC AND HIGHLY PULVERIZED. LIMONITIC STAINS ARE COMMON ON WALLROCKS. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH JASPEROID.


References

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P.124

Reference (Deposit): SPURR, J.E., 1895, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE MERCUR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: 16TH. ANN. REPT.,PT.2,454P.

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL, H.J., ET. AL., 1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 14, UT. GEOL. SOC.:U.G.M.S. BULL.14,262P.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J.,1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES:U.S.G.S. PROF. PA.173,167P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 111, 672P.