Star Mine

The Star Mine is a silver, gold, lead, and zinc mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,001 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: Star Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 40.53083, -112.19417

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Star Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Star Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Bingham District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Anaconda Mining Co.


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: Uinta Extension


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic replacement


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

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


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Diopsitization, Actinolitization, Biotitization, Silicification, Chloritization Etc


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Eocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Hematite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Actinolite
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Diopside
Gangue: Clay
Gangue: Epidote


Comments

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

Comment (Workings): ADITS AND INCLINE SHAFTS; COLLAPSED AND INACCESSIBLE

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT LIES ON THE WESTERN FLANK OF OQUIRRH MOUNTAINS, VERY CLOSE TO THE OCCIDENTAL FAULT.

Comment (Geology): THE LIMESTONES GRADE FROM DARK GRAY TO BLACK THROUGH BANDED, GRAY, BLACK AND WHITE TO MORE INTENSELY SILICATED ZONES AT THE IGNEOUS CONTACTS. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ VEINS IN ALTERED WALLROCKS.


References

Reference (Deposit): BRAY, E.R., WILSON, J.C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS

Reference (Deposit): COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET.AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P. P. 38, 410P.