Yellow Hammer

The Yellow Hammer is a tungsten and copper mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 6,201 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 Hammer  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.1144, -113.82470

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Yellow Hammer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Yellow Hammer


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Beryllium


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Gold Hill District


Land Status

Land ownership: Mixed


Holdings

Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: American Consolidated Mining Co.
Company ID: 4201263
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Utah
Info Year: 1982


Production

Year: 1955
Description: Wo3 Containing Ore 400 Metric Tons Of Ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Shrinkage Methods
Milling Method: Flotation
Year First Production: 1946
Discovery Year: 1916
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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Molybdenite
Unknown: Apatite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Garnet
Unknown: Powellite
Unknown: Scheelite
Unknown: Silver
Unknown: Tourmaline
Unknown: Gold
Unknown: Malachite
Unknown: Manganite
Unknown: Actinolite


Comments

Comment (Production): ALTHOUGH MO, BE, AU, AND AG COULD BE RECOVERABLE, NO SMELTER CREDIT CAN BE EXPECTED FROM KENNAMETAL CORP. SMELTER (SMELTING COMPANY COMMENT).

Comment (Production): BLANK CONCENTRATE GRADES IN THE YIELD DATA SETS INDICATE TRACES (VERY LOW GRADES).

Comment (Reserve-Resource): THE INDIVIDUAL MINERALS CONTAINING THE ELEMENTS W, CU, AU, AND AG IN RESERVE RECORD 1, ARE NOT REPORTED. THESE MINERALS ARE IN MOST PROBABILITY, SCHEELITE, CHALCOPYRITE, NATIVE GOLD, AND NATIVE SILVER.

Comment (Deposit): THE LOCATION AND DIMENSIONS OF THE RELAIVELY SMALL ORE BODY, WHOSE DEVELOPMENT IS PROPOSED IN THIS EVALUATION COME FROM AMERICAN CONSOLIDATED MINING CO. PERSONNEL. TWO COMPANY REPORTS (SEE Q-MATRIX 1, REMARKS) AND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS WITH AMERICAN CONSOLIDATED, (1982) HAVE SERVED AS THE CHIEF BACKUP DATA FOR THIS STUDY. "OTHER" IN TYPE OF WALL ROCK ALTERATION MEANS CHLORITIZATION. THE MINERALIZATION DIMENSIONS GIVEN ARE NOT THE WHOLE DEPOSIT DIMENSIONS (WHICH ARE NOT WELL KNOWN), BUT THE DIMENSIONS OF THE ORE BODY PROPOSED FOR DEVELOPMENT ONLY.

Comment (Production): ACTUALLY, THE 400 METRIC TONS OF ORE WERE PRODUCED IN 1954 AND 1955.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1970, PP. 33-34.

Reference (Deposit): UTAH GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL SURVEY, BULL. 83, MARCH

Reference (Deposit): THE GOLD HILL MINNG DISTRICT, TOOELE COUNTY, UTAH.

Reference (Deposit): SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 177, 1935, 122 PP.

Reference (Deposit): THURSTON, W.R., M.H. STAATZ, D.C. COX & OTHERS, FLUORSPAR

Reference (Deposit): UGMS ECON. FILES 1979, CRIB 1, ATCHINSON CREEK 2.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): MINING RECORD, SEP 11, 1985.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): 1969, P. 3.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): 1982, P. 7.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): YELLOW HAMMER PROPERTY. DENVER, COLORADO, MAY 14,

Reference (Reserve-Resource): HILL GEOLOGICAL RESULTS, DULUTH, MINNESOTA, JAN 16,

Reference (Deposit): ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B..S., G.F. LOUGHLIN, V.C. HEIKES, AND OTHERS. THE

Reference (Reserve-Resource): SKILLING'S MINING REVIEW. AMERICAN CONS. REPORTS ON GOLD

Reference (Deposit): EL SHATOURY, H.M. AND J.A. WHELAN. MINERALIZTION IN

Reference (Deposit): EVERETT, F. D. TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF UTAH. BUMINES IC 8014,

Reference (Deposit): PAPER 111, 1920, PP. 476-484.

Reference (Deposit): FROM L. BURGIN, BUMINES IFOC STAFF GEOLOGIST.

Reference (Deposit): GOLD HILL. PRESS CLIPPING, OCT. 9-10, 1981. AVAILABLE

Reference (Deposit): DESERET NEWS. NEW MINING FIRM GOES FOR HIGH STAKES AT

Reference (Deposit): BUMINES IFOC STAFF GEOLOGIST.

Reference (Deposit): PRESS CLIPPING, OCT. 1981. AVAILABLE FROM L. BURGIN,

Reference (Deposit): P. 3.

Reference (Deposit): SALT LAKE CITY TRIBUNE. S.L. FIRM BUYS MINERAL CLAIMS.

Reference (Deposit): YELLOW HAMMER PROPERTY. DENVER, COLORADO, MAY 14, 1969,

Reference (Deposit): 1961, P. 28.

Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD. SILVER STAR-QUEENS DISCOVERS ORE AT