Bingham, Melco mine

Open Pit Mine with commodities gold

More information at and near this site: In-UT00011

About this location

Feature ID In-Mf00023
Geographic coordinates -112.1575, 40.5865
Point definition Location of the Melco site from imported GIS file
Reference Utah Geological Survey (2021); UMOS_2021_05_05 file
Date: 2021

Production summaries

Dates Material Amount Units
1989 to 2001 gold (Au) 15,000,000(calculated) tonnes

Detailed production statistics

1989 to 2001: gold (Au)
Beginning year 1989
Ending year 2001
Associated deposits Mo00091
Materials gold (Au)
Material type ore
Material amount 15,000,000(calculated)
Amount units tonnes
Grade 2.5
Grade units grams per metric tonne
Contained commodity 37
Contained commodity units tonnes
Material amount SI 15,000,000(calculated)
Material amount SI units metric tons
Grade SI 2.5
Grade SI units grams per metric ton
Contained commodity SI 37
Contained commodity SI units metric tons
Contained commodity element Au
Short reference Cunningham and others (2004)Page 793
Reference Cunningham, C.G., Austin, G.W., Naeser, C.W., Rye, R.O., Ballantyne, G.H., Stamm, R.G., and Barker, C.E., 2004, Formation of a paleothermal anomaly and disseminated gold deposits associated with the Bingham Canyon porphyry Cu-Au-Mo system, Utah: Economic Geology, v. 99, p. 780-806, https://doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.99.4.789.

History of the site

Dates Status Detail Reference
1989 to 2001 Active Active years of production were 1989-2001 Cunningham and others (2004)

Geographic context based on the point coordinates