Mining District with commodities copper, gold, indium, lead, molybdenum, platinum-group elements, rhenium, silver, zinc
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|Other names||West Mountain|
|Geographic coordinates||-112.1407, 40.5339|
|Point definition||Approximate center of the polygon|
|Polygon definition||Location of Bingham district from imported GIS file|
|Reference||Utah Geological Survey (2019); Utah mining district GIS layer
|Remarks||(1) James (1973); (2) Rio Tinto (2021-2022); (3) Werner and others (2017); (4) John and Taylor (2016); (5) John and others (2017)|
It has been estimated that during the opening period of placer mining in this district up to 1871 about $1,000,000 in gold was recovered from gravels.
Boutwell, J.M., Keith, A., and Emmons, S.F., 1905, Economic geology of the Bingham mining district, Utah, with a section on areal geology, and an introduction on general geology: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 38, 389 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp38.
|1850 to 1850||Discovery||Initial discovery of lead-silver mineralization in Bingham Canyon||Krahulec (2018a)|
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|Geologic map unit||-112.1407, 40.5339|
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