Lion Mine

The Lion Mine is a silver, gold, and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 8,179 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: Lion Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 8,179 Feet (2,493 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 40.35889, -112.25194

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Lion Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lion Mine
Secondary: Zella Group


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Ophir District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Brown, H Ross, Jr.
Home Office: 2200 Walker Lane, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84117


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: Southern Oquirrh Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range Faults

Type: L
Description: Just West Of Crest Of Ophir Anticline


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Gangue: Jarosite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): RECORD NO. DC 12222 MAY REFER TO THE SAME PROPERTY ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Development): MAIN WORK EARLY IN HISTORY OF DISTRICT, PRACTICALLY INACTIVE BY 1926.

Comment (Deposit): ORE IS ASSOCIATED WITH JASPEROID

Comment (Workings): ONE ADIT AND TWO PROSPECTS

Comment (Location): LOCATION CHECKED BY PATENTED CLAIM PLATS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1975

Comment (Commodity): ORE IS A SOFT YELLOW SILICEOUS CHLORIDE

Comment (Production): LION, ZELLA, DOUGLAS AND ADJACENT MINES PRODUCED OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ORE UP TO 1932.

Comment (Geology): MINE LOCATED BELOW THE LONG TRAIL SHALE MEMBER OF THE GREAT BLUE


References

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 173.

Reference (Deposit): BISSELL, H.J., (ED.), 1959, GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAINS AND FIVEMILE PASS-NORTHERN BOULTER MOUNTAIN AREA: UTAH GEOL. SOC. GUIDEBOOK 14.

Reference (Production): GILLULY, J., 1932, P.141