Indian Boy Claim

The Indian Boy Claim is a copper and manganese mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 5,899 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: Indian Boy Claim  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Manganese

Lat, Long: 39.91944, -112.75861

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Indian Boy Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Indian Boy Claim
Secondary: Highland Lassie


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Manganese
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Erickson


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


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: Thomas Mountains - Tintic Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: VEIN/FISSURE


Structure

Type: R
Description: Basin And Range


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Limonitization


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Geology): CHALCOPYRITE ALTERS TO PITCHY BLACK AND BROWN LIMONITE, MALACHITE, AND CHRYSOCOLLA ACCOMPANIED BY FINE-GRAINED VEIN QUARTZ.

Comment (Location): NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF THESE FOUR SECTIONS

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS ARE ALL CAVED

Comment (Production): ORE WAS PRODUCED DURING THE YEARS 1930-1940

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE ZONE FOLLOWS FISSURE WHICH FOR A SHORT DISTANCE DIPPED STEEPLY WEST, NORMAL TO THE DIP OF THE QUARTZITES, THEN CHANGED TO A STEEP EASTERLY DIP AND PITCHED OUT


References

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S., ET AL, 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER NO. 111, P. 456

Reference (Deposit): MOHAMMAD, H., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY.

Reference (Deposit): 1920 DIREXPL BUTLER, B.S., ET.AL

Reference (Production): USGS BULL. 979A, 1951; P 44; USGS BULL. 1135B, P8, 54; USGS PROF. PAP. 111, P 456