Bingham district

Mining District with commodities copper, gold, indium, lead, molybdenum, platinum-group elements, rhenium, silver, zinc

More information at and near this site: In-UT00017

About this location

Feature ID In-Mr00077
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
Date: 2018
Remarks (1) James (1973); (2) Rio Tinto (2021-2022); (3) Werner and others (2017); (4) John and Taylor (2016); (5) John and others (2017)

Descriptions from sources


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.,

History of the site

Dates Status Detail Reference
1850 to 1850 Discovery Initial discovery of lead-silver mineralization in Bingham Canyon Krahulec (2018a)

Geographic context based on the point coordinates