Sheeprock Mt Tin Lode + Placer

The Sheeprock Mt Tin Lode + Placer is a mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,598 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: Sheeprock Mt Tin Lode + Placer  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 39.9378, -112.48890

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Satelite image of the Sheeprock Mt Tin Lode + Placer

Sheeprock Mt Tin Lode + Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sheeprock Mt Tin Lode + Placer


Commodity

Tertiary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Tin
Tertiary: Tungsten


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Erickson District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest


Holdings

Type: Unknown


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Beryl
Unknown: Cassiterite
Unknown: Fluorite
Unknown: Topaz
Unknown: Wolframite


Comments

Comment (Geology): CASSITERITE FOUND IN ONE PROSPECT PIT AT HEAD OF SHEEPROCK C IN GREISEN ZONE (AS REPORTED BY GRIFFITTS IN A FIELD STUDY SHEEPROCK MTNS). ALSO CASSITERITE FOUND IN SMALL AMOUNTS STREAM BEDS OF MANY OF THE GULCHES ON THE WEST FLANK OF TH SHEEPROCK MTNS. SOURCE OF PLACER TIN BELIEVED TO BE GREISE AT CONTACT OF GRANITE WITH PRECAMBRIAN SLATES AND QUARTZIT TUNGSTEN AND BERYL ALSO FOUND IN GREISEN ZONES.


References

Reference (Deposit): COHENOUR, ROBERT E, 1959, SHEEPROCK MTN, UTAH GEOL AND MINER

Reference (Deposit): GICAL SURVEY BULL 63, 201 PP.

Reference (Deposit): GRIFFITTS, WALLACE, 1976, PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS ON MAY 10,

Reference (Deposit): AT US BUREAU OF MINES, DENVER FEDERAL CENTER. HE IS A USGS

Reference (Deposit): LOGIST LOCATED AT THE DENVER FEDERAL CENTER.