Yellow Jacket

The Yellow Jacket is a lead and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,098 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: Yellow Jacket  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.98472, -113.17083

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Satelite image of the Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Yellow Jacket


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Dugway District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: J. F. Cannon
Home Office: Salt Lake City, Ut.


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: Dugway Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin & Range

Type: L
Description: Two Fissures (N15w, 45sw; N80w, 80ne). The Buckhorn Thrust Fault Is 400 Ft. East


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization Of Fandangle Limestone


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Lead
Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF SEVERAL OPEN CUTS, SHORT ADITS, AND A INCLINED SHAFT-APPROX 200' LONG

Comment (Deposit): LEAD CARBONATE ORE FROM REPLACEMENT BODIES IN FISSURES OF DOLOMITIZED AND IRON-STAINED FANDANGLE LIMESTONE

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: LEAD CARBONATE ORE FROM REPLACEMENT BODIES IN FISSURES OF DOLOMITIZED & IRON STAINED FANDANGLE LIMESTONE


References

Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M.H., AND CARR, W.J., 1964, GEOL & MIN. DEPOSITS OF THE THOMAS AND DUGWAY RANGE, JUAB & TOOELE CO., UTAH: USGS PROF. PA. 415 P. 178-179

Reference (Production): EADS, J.P., 1981, UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY: ON SITE INVEST.

Reference (Deposit): 1964 GEOLMAP STAATZ & CARR, 1964, USGS P.P. 41