Deer Trail Mine

Past Producer in Piute county in Utah, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc, Silver, Gold, Copper, Cadmium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10015222
MRDS ID DB00522
Record type Site
Current site name Deer Trail Mine
Related records 10179685

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.27217, 38.38608 (WGS84)
Elevation 2262
Relative position 3 MILES EAST OF AETNA PEAK 1 1/4 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE MOUTH OF COTTONWOOD CANYON
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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 028S 004W 11 Utah

Comments on the location information

  • NE 1/4 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 SECTION 11

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Secondary
Copper Secondary
Cadmium Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • FLUORITE OCCURS IN BRECCIATED TALISMAN QUARTZITE BELOW THE LIMESTONE REPLACEMENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Fluorite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Toroweap Formation
    Rock description Toroweap Formation
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.27217, 38.38608

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Dome

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR/BLANKET
    Strike N 72 DEG W
    Dip 15 DEG E
    Thickness 12.19M
    Depth to bottom 243.84M
    Depth to top 231.65M
    Width 121.92M
    Length 1219.2M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Small North-West Trending Anticline

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery year 1878
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Mt. Baldy Mining District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Deer Train Development Co.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 39624M
    Overall depth 231.65M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS CONSIST OF FIVE ADITS, AND TWO SHAFTS THESE WORKINGS ARE OPEN AND IN RELETIVELY GOOD SHAPE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS DB00522

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    CALLAGHAN, E., 1973 , MINERAL RESOURCE POTENTIAL OF PIUTE COUNTY, UTAH, AND ADJOINING AREA: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY BULL. 102 , P. 45 - 47

  • Deposit

    BULLOCK, K. C., 1976 , FLOURITE OCCURRENCES IN UTAH: UTAH GEOL. & MINERAL SURVEY, BULL. 110 , P. 66 - 67

  • Production

    PERRY, L. I., 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE PRINCIPAL PRODUCER OF METALS IN THE MARYSVALE AREA

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1978 Perry, Lee I. Bureau of Land Management