The Silver Drum Group is a mine located in Tooele county, Utah.
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Lat, Long: 40.5, -110.63333
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Silver Drum Group MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Silver Drum Group
Land StatusAdministrative Organization: Wasatch
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
PhysiographyGeneral Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
|Comment: 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 (MC KNIGHT, 1960?, UNPUBLISHED DATA.)|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: 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 (MC KNIGHT, 1960?, UNPUBLISHED DATA.)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.|