Buckhorn Mine

The Buckhorn Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,879 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: Buckhorn Mine  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,879 Feet (1,792 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 39.97472, -113.16639

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Satelite image of the Buckhorn Mine

Buckhorn Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Buckhorn Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Dugway District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1869
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: Dugway Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin & Range

Type: L
Description: Buckhorn Thrust N45w


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE FROM THIS PROPERTY IS SAID TO HAVE CONTAINED AS MUCH AS 1,800 OZ. AG/TON


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: SMELTER COMPLETED IN 1876

Comment (Deposit): REPLACEMENT OF LIMESTONE

Comment (Workings): TWO ADITS TOTAL 500 FEET, SEVERAL SHORT ADITS; AN OPEN CUT 28X42X12 FEET. OPEN CUT HAS BEEN PARTIALLY BACKFILLED. NOT ACCESSABLE


References

Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: ENG. & MIN. JOURNAL, 1891

Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H., CARR, W.J., 1964, GEOL. & MIN. DEP. OF THOMAS & DUGWAY RANGES, JUAB-TOOELE CO., UT: USGS PP 415

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., 1920, ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH. U.S.G.S. PROF PAPER 111

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. COMP. DATE, 03-21-1958

Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON BUTLER, B.S., USGS PP 111

Reference (Deposit): 1964 GEOLMAP STAATZ & CARR, 1964, USGS PP 415

Reference (Production): BUTLER, B.S., 1920, U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 111