North Bingham Mine

Past Producer in Salt Lake county in Utah, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc, Silver, Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10021048
MRDS ID DC14759
Record type Site
Current site name North Bingham Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.15747, 40.58327 (WGS84)
Elevation 2164
Relative position 0.75 MILES S80E FROM BARNEYS PEAK
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Utah Salt Lake

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Salt Lake 003S 003W 02 NW OF SW OF SW Utah

Comments on the location information

  • INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Primary
Iron Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Hematite Ore
Limonite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Chlorite Gangue
Sericite Gangue
Talc Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Dolomitization And Silicification

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Rock unit name Kirkman
    Rock description Kirkman
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.15747, 40.58327

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Basin And Range
Local Fissures, Fractures, Fault, And Folds

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Strike NE
    Dip 40NW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fissures And Fractures

Comments on the geologic information

  • LIMESTONES ARE DARK GRAY, WEATHERING TO A LIGHT BLUISH GRAY, SMOOTH SURFACED, FINE-GRAINED AND LAMINATED. THIN BANDS OF QUARTZITES ARE SOMETIMES PRESENT. LENSE OF COARSE-GRAINED, WELL-ROUNDED QUARTZOSE SAND OR FINE-GRAINED SILT MAKES UP ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF THE ROCK. INTRAFORMATIONAL BRECCIA AND CONTORYED LAMINATIONS ARE COMMON.

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 Bingham District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE ADIT, CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE; SEVERAL OTHER SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS DC14759

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BRAY, E.R., WILSON, J.C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS

  • Deposit

    COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 16 UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 145P.

  • Deposit

    BUTLER, B.S., ET. AL., 1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: USGS P.P. 111, 672P.

  • Deposit

    BOUTWELL, J.M., 1905, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS P.P. 38, 410P.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DEPOSIT LIES NEAR THE BASE OF KIRKMAN FORMATION. THE HOSTROCKS ARE SHEARED AND ALTERED. MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FISSURES AND FRACTURES. ORE MINERALS ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1981 Mohammad, Hasan Utah Geological and Mineral Survey