North Star Mine

Past Producer in Juab county in Utah, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10042178
MRDS ID M058556
Record type Site
Current site name North Star Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.1069, 39.92078 (WGS84)
Elevation 2105
Relative position 4100 FT SLOW FROM MAMMOTH PEAK
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Utah Juab

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Salt Lake 010S 002W 30 SW OF SE Utah

Comments on the location information

  • SOUTH SLOPE OF MAMMOTH PEAK, IN MIDDLE BRANCH OF DRAGON CANYON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1977

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cerussite Ore
Enargite Ore
Galena Ore
Garnet Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Wollastonite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillization, Contact Metaswonatism

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Monzonite
    Rock unit name Silver City Stock
    Rock description Silver City Stock
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Oligocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Oligocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Rock unit name Fish Haven Dolomite;Ajax Dolomite
    Rock description Fish Haven Dolomite;Ajax Dolomite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.1069, 39.92078

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Ne
Local N, Ne

Ore body information

  • General form BLANKET
    Length 152.4M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1885
Year of last production 1945

Mining district

District name Tintic District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Anaconda Co.
    Home office New York, N.Y.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 457.2M
    Overall depth 152.4M

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFT AND ADIT; LARGE OPEN STOPE TENDING NE IS VISIBLE ABOVE DUMP

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M058556

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MORRIS, H.T., AND LOVERING, T.S., 1979, GENERAL GEOLOGY AND MINES OF THE EAST TINTIC MINING DISTRICT, UTAH AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 1024. 194 PP.

  • Deposit

    COOK, D.R., ED., 1957, GEOLOGY OF THE EAST TINTIC MOUNTAINS AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE TINTIC MINING DISTRICTS: UTAH GEOL. SOC. GUIDEBOOK, NO. 12, 183 P.

  • Deposit

    MORRIS, H.T., 1964, GEOLOGY OF THE EUREKA QUADRANGLE, UTAH AND JUAB COUNTIES, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1142-K, P. K1-K29.

  • Deposit

    LINDGREN, WALDEMAR, AND LOUGHLIN, G.F., 1919, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE TINTIC MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 107. 276 PP.

  • Deposit

    TOWER, G.W. AND SMITH, G.O., 1899, GEOLOGY AND MINING INDUSTRY OF THE TINTIC DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 19TH ANNUAL REPORT (1897-1898) PART 3, PAGE 601-767.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit A STRONGLY MINERALIZED SYSTEM ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit Discovery Year: 1880S?

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1983 James, Laurence P. Utah Geological and Mineral Survey