Sparrowhawk Mine

The Sparrowhawk Mine is a gold and mercury mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,719 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: Sparrowhawk Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,719 Feet (2,048 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Mercury

Lat, Long: 40.32222, -112.21167

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Sparrowhawk Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sparrowhawk Mine


Commodity

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


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: 1895
Year Last Production: 1907
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, Limonitization, Sericitization And Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE ANALYSIS 81.7% S102
Analytical Data: TRARE TE
Analytical Data: TRACE MO
Analytical Data: 0.40 A62O5
Analytical Data: 1.02% SB2O5
Analytical Data: 0.05% P2O5
Analytical Data: 2.97% S.O3
Analytical Data: 2.45% H2O
Analytical Data: 0.12% NA2O
Analytical Data: 1.10% K2O
Analytical Data: 0.43% 0.16% MGO
Analytical Data: .44% CAO
Analytical Data: 0.28% FE0
Analytical Data: 5.41% FE203
Analytical Data: 3.4% A12 03
Analytical Data: 0.2% T.02


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977); 1:24000 QUADRANGLE MAP IS A 1968 EDITION

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONES ARE LOCALIZED IN ALTERED WALLROCKS. UNALTERED ROCKS ARE TOTALLY BARREIN. THE OXIDIZED ORE IS LIGHT COLORED AND MORE FORIABLE THAN UNOXIDIZED (BASE) ORE. IT LACKS SULFIDES AND CONTAINS SULFATES INCLUDING GYPSUM, SCORODITE AND MELENTERITE LIGHT COLORED AND MORE FORIABLE THAN UNOXIDIZED (BASE) ORE. IT LACKS SULFIDES AND CONTAINS SULFATES INCLUDING GYPSUM, SCORODITE AND MELENTERITE

Comment (Workings): TWO ADITS RUNNING FOR ABOUT 100 FT. AND THAN CAVED; FEW SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE IS SOFT AND PULVERIZED, LIGHT YELLOWISH OR GREYISH IN COLOUR. GOLD IS NOT VISIBLE IN THE ORES, AND IS CONCENTRATED ONLY INT THE CARBON-RICH PORTIONS OF THE ALTERED ZONES. THE ORE IS FORMED BY THE IMPREGNATION AND REPLACEMENT OF THE WALLROCKS; AND THE FISSURE FILLINGS ARE NEGLIGIBLE. NEVERTHE LESS THESE FISSURES WERE OF FUNDAMENTAL INPORTANCE IN LOCALIZING THE DEPOSITS.

Comment (Geology): WALLROCKS ARE HIGHLY SHATTERED, JOINTED AND BRECCIATED. LIMESTONES ARE DARKGRAY, CHERTY, DOLOMITIZED. SILICIFIED AND IMPREGNATED WITH VEINS OF CALCITE, QUARTZ AND JASPEROID. THE ALTERED ZONES ARE FINABLE AND OF LIGHT BUFF COLOUR. THIN BANDS OF SHATES ARE GOUND IN THICK LIMESTONE HORIZONS. THE SHALES ARE CRUMPLED, GRAY TO BLACK, CALCAREOUS, KAOLINITIC, CARBONACEOUS, AND SERICITIC. GHE WALLROCKS SHOW EFFECTS OF LIMONTIZATION. ORE MINERALS ARE UNTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ AND JASPEROID VEINS.


References

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

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

Reference (Production): SPURR, J.E., 1895, P. 385