Ophir-Rush Valley District

The Ophir-Rush Valley District is a silver, lead, and copper 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: Ophir-Rush Valley District  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 40.3933, -112.28420

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Ophir-Rush Valley District MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ophir-Rush Valley District
Secondary: Stockton


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: OPHIR-RUSH VALLEY DISTRICT


Land Status

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Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: BEDDED REPLACEMENT, SHOOTS OR PIPES
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Discovery Year: 1864
Years of Production:
Organization:
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Physiography

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Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

Type: R
Description: NW FOLDING, NS BASIN-RANGE FAULTING EW FAULTING

Type: L
Description: OPHIR ANTICLINE (NW), NW AND NE TRENDING FAULTS; DOME AT OPHIR., ORE CONC. IN N-S FISSURES


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: HYDROTHERMAL
Alteration Text: HYDROTHERMAL


Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): KOSCHMANN, A. H. AND BERGENDAHL, M. H., 1968, PRINCIPAL GOLD PRODUCING DISTRICTS OF THE UNITED STATES: USGS PROF. PAPER 610, 283P.

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, JAMES, 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES, UTAH: USGS PROF. PAPER 173, 171P.

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B. S., LOUGHLIN, GF AND HEIKES, V. C. AND OTHERS, 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH, USGS PROF. PAPER 111, 672P.

Reference (Deposit): GANSL, G. C., AND KEEP, CA, 1910, OPHIR DISTRICT, MINING WORLD, VOL 12, P. 17.

Reference (Deposit): BRISBANE, R.B., 1908, MINING AND MILLING AT STOCKTON, UTAH: ENG AND MINING JOUR, VOL 85, P. 611.

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, G. B., 1908, GEOLOGY OF THE HONORINE MINE, STOCKTON, UTAH, ENG. AND MIN JOUR VOL 85 P. 869