Alvarado Mine

The Alvarado Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,361 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: Alvarado Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,361 Feet (1,634 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.16722, -113.81333

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Alvarado Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Alvarado Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Clifton (Gold Hill) District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Aurum Mining Corp.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1892
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: Deep Creek Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR ORE SHOOTS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range

Type: L
Description: Northeast-Striking, Silication, Silicitation Cross Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Marbleization, Silication, Silicification


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CU
Analytical Data: AG: TR-11.30 OZ/TON
Analytical Data: AU: TR-0.17 OZ/TON
Analytical Data: TR-1.90 PERCENT. OF 18 SAMPLES, 17 ARE CHANNEL SAMPLES AND ONE IS A SELECTED DUMP SAMPLE.


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Tenorite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Jarosite
Gangue: Opal
Gangue: Grossularite
Gangue: Andradite
Gangue: Wollastonite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): THE AREA INCLUDES THE ARIZONA, MAUD, ROUGH RIDER NO. 2 , NEVADA, AND UTAH CLAIMS.

Comment (Location): THE LABEL "ALVARADO MINE" IS MISLOCATED ON THE USGS 7.5 MIN. GOLD HILL MAP.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF OPEN CUTS, INCLINED STOPES, AND TWO ADITS.

Comment (Production): ONLY PRODUCTION WAS FROM THE MAUD CLAIM, WHICH PRODUCED $33,986 OF SILVER. NO URANIUM OR VANADIUM PRODUCTION.

Comment (Deposit): FOR ORE SHOOTS IN CONTACT WITH QTZ. MONZONITE, THE ORE WASTE BOUNDARY IS THE LS.-QTZ. MONZONITE CONTACT. THE BOUNDARIES OF ORE SHOOTS IN LS. ARE DETERMINED BY ASSAY RATHER THAN BY ABVIOUS MINERALOGIC CHANGE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV; 2 UNPUB REPT; 4 OTHER SRC

Comment (Workings): PRINCIPAL, INCLINED (AT 60-65 DEGREES), 252 FT. DEEP SHAFT CONNECTING THE 40, 60, 100, 150, AND 200 FT. LEVELS. THE FIVE LEVELS, WITH ASSOC. DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS, TOTAL APPROX. 1750 FT. OF WORKINGS. NUMEROUS SHALLOW TO MODERATELY DEEP SHAFTS, PITS AND TRENCHES ARE ON MANY SMALL ORE SHOOTS, MOSTLY IN BEDDING REPL. SKARN ZONES, ELSEWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.

Comment (Commodity): THE URANIUM MINERALS WERE FOUND AS WEATHERED COATINGS. MALACHITE REPLACES PLANT FOSSILS.

Comment (Commodity): BULLION ASSAYS FROM THE ALVARADO, CANE SPRINGS, AND GOLD HILL MINES INDICATED A FINENESS OF 0.750 TO 0.850. SOME OF THE GOLD WAS REPORTED TO BE 0.950 FINE.

Comment (Production): NO FIGURES, IN 1933 AND 1934.

Comment (Deposit): DIMENSIONS GIVEN ARE FOR THE MAIN ORE BODY; A SMALLER ORE BODY HAS BEEN STOPED FROM THE 100 FT. LEVEL TO THE SURFACE JOINING THE MAIN ORE BODY AT THE 60 FT. LEVEL. AN ORE BODY ON ORE BODY ON THE 60 FT LEVEL WAS STOPED TO APT. ABOVE THE 40 FT. LEVEL. SEVERAL SMALL ORE PIPES ARE ON THE 200 FT. LEVEL.


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: FLINT (1960) CITED IN EL-SHATOURY AND WHELAN (1970, P. 31, AND FI. 10, FACING P. 307.

Reference (Deposit): KEMP, J.F., AND PAUL BILLINGSLEY, 1918, NOTES ON GOLD HILL AND VICINITY, TOOELE COUNTY, WESTERN UTAH: ECON. GEOL., VOL .13, P. 258-259.

Reference (Deposit): MESSENGER, H.M. III, 1981, ON-SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERAL SURVEY.

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 177, P. 128-131.

Reference (Deposit): EL-SHATOURY, H.M., AND J.A. WHELAN, 1970, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, TOOELE COUNTY, UTAH: UGMS BULL. 83, P. 29-30.

Reference (Deposit): 1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, 1935, PROF. PAPER 177, PL. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1935 MINEMAP NOLAN, 1935, PROF. PAPER 177, FIGS. 16-18

Reference (Deposit): 1970 COMPILE UGMS, 1970, BULL.83, P.29-30

Reference (Deposit): 1976 RECON UGMS, 1976, OPEN FILE REPT.

Reference (Deposit): 1981 RECON UGMS, 1981, OPEN FILE REPT.

Reference (Production): NOLAN, T.B., 1935, USGS PROF. PAPER 177, P. 128; EL-SHATOURY AND WHELAN, 1970, P. 30