Muerbrook Mine

The Muerbrook Mine is a gold, lead, silver, and copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,518 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: Muerbrook Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,518 Feet (1,682 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.465, -112.34333

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Satelite image of the Muerbrook Mine

Muerbrook Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Muerbrook Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Rush Valley District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
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: Oquirrh Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Between Ophir Anticline And Pole Canyon Syncline

Type: L
Description: Just East Of N-S Trending Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 70 CENTS/TON AU
Analytical Data: 13% AG
Analytical Data: .5% CU
Analytical Data: 38% PB


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Gypsum
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Melanterite
Gangue: Jarosite


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION PROBABLY AROUND 200,000 DOLLARS, HALF PRODUCED 1912-1920

Comment (Development): IDLE FROM 1922 TO 1927

Comment (Deposit): TABULAR BODIES OCCURRING IN SHATTERED FOOTWALL OF DIKE,

Comment (Workings): MINE DEVELOPED BY 420 FT SHAFT INCLINED AT 44 DEGREES, LEVELS TURNED AT 100, 130, 170 AND 290 FEET BELOW THE COLLAR

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


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1927, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173, P. 162-163.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 111, P. 368.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1927, P. 163.