Blackbird

Past Producer in Piute county in Utah, United States with commodity Manganese

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10015215
MRDS ID DB00510
Record type Site
Current site name Blackbird
Related records 10155184

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.11994, 38.42553 (WGS84)
Elevation 2225
Relative position 1 MILE NORTH OF MIDDLE SPRING LAKE
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Utah Piute

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Salt Lake 027S 02W 33 Utah

Comments on the location information

  • NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 33

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Manganese Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Psilomelane Ore
Pyrolusite Ore

Analytical data

Result 8.5 FOOT CHANNEL SAMPLE ACROSS VEIN ASSAYED 17 PERCENT MN.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
    Rock unit name Bullion Canyon Volcanics
    Rock description Bullion Canyon Volcanics
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.11994, 38.42553

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Sevier Fault

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Thickness 3.66M
    Depth to top 0M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Porosity Of The Volcanic Breccia

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Sevier Plateau Area

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Luella Collins

Comments on the production information

  • SEVERAL SHIPMENTS OF HIGH GRADE ORE, PROBABLY HAND-COBBED

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1942
    Total resources 1,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Manganese Mn 5 wt-pct Manganese Major 1942

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall length 121.92M
    Overall width 9.14M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS DB00510

Bibliographic references

  • Analytical Data

    SRC.REF: CALLAGHAN, E., 1973

  • Deposit

    HAVEN, R. AND AGEY, W., 1949 , CONCENTRATIONS OF MANGANESE ORES FROM PIUTE AND KANE COUNTIES, SOUTHERN UTAH: USBM REPT. INV. 4551 P. 3 - 8

  • Deposit

    CRITTENDEN, M. D. JR., 1951 , MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF WESTERN UTAH: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 979 - A, P. 32

  • Deposit

    CALLAGHAN, E., 1973 , MINERAL RESOURCE POTENTIAL OF PIUTE COUNTY, UTAH, AND ADJOINING AREA: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY BULL. 102 , P. 57 .

  • Deposit

    1942 DIREXPL USBM

  • Deposit

    1973 RECON UGMS BULL 102

  • Production

    CALLAHAN, 1973

  • Reserve-Resource

    CALLAGHAN, E., 1973

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-SEP-1978 Trimble, Larry M. Bureau of Land Management