Silver Drum Group

The Silver Drum Group is a mine located in Tooele county, Utah.

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: Silver Drum Group  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation:

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 40.5, -110.63333

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Silver Drum Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Drum Group


Commodity

Tertiary: Sulfur
Tertiary: Sulfur-Pyrite


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wasatch


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FS MIN EXAM 1958 PLUMB


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Commodity): MOST MINES SHUT DOWN AND PROBABLY EXHAUSTED, BUT IRON MOUNTAIN MINE CURRENTLY (1959) WORKED FOR PYRITE, WITH SOME COPPER OBTAINED AS LATE AS 1954 BY PRECIPITATION FROM LEACHING, AND CONSIDERABLE COPPER PRODUCED HERE 1943-47. BALAKLALA MINE ABANDONED IN 1928; MAMMOTH MINE IN 1925. DISTRICT FIRST BECAME IMPORTANT FOR BASE-METALS (COPPER AND ZINC) IN 1897. SILVER IS BY-PRODUCT, ALSO IMPORTANT IN EARLY GOSSANS. CURRENTLY (1959) EXTENSIVE EXPLORATION IN DISTRICT. (MC KNIGHT, 1960?, UNPUBLISHED DATA.)

Comment (Geology): DEPOSITS ARE FLAT LENTICULAR REPLACEMENT BODIES OF MASSIVE SULFIDE IN CERTAIN BEDS OF PORPHYRITIC SODA RHYOLITE (DEVONIAN) WHERE BROKEN BY FRACTURE CLEAVAGE, ESPECIALLY ALONG OR NEAR AXES OF BROAD ANTICLINAL OR SYNCLINAL FOLDS, ADJACENT TO FEEDER FAULTS. INTRUSIVE ROCK IS AN ALBITE GRANITE BATHOLITH OF LATE JURASSIC OR EARLY CRETACEOUS AGE. (MC KNIGHT, 1960?, UNPUBLISHED DATA.) NO MEGASCOPIC GANGUE MINERALS.


References

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