Mercur Mine #3

Past Producer in Tooele county in Utah, United States with commodities Gold, Mercury, Arsenic, Silver, Antimony, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10087672
MRDS ID D008527
Record type Site
Current site name Mercur Mine #3

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.21052, 40.32883 (WGS84)
Elevation 2134
Relative position ABOUT 3,200 FT. N 4 W OF MERCUR
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Utah Tooele

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Salt Lake 006S 003W 05 SW OF SW OF NW Utah

Comments on the location information

  • INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1977)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Mercury Secondary
Arsenic Secondary
Silver Secondary
Antimony Secondary
Iron Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Limonite Ore
Orpiment Ore
Pyrite Ore
Realgar Ore
Stibnite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Sericite Gangue
Talc Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Dolomitization, And Silicification

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Great Blue Limestones;Long Trail Shale Member Of The Great Blue
    Rock description Great Blue Limestones;Long Trail Shale Mbr. Of The Great Blue
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.21052, 40.32883

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Basin And Range
Local Fissures And Fractures

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fissures And Fractures

Comments on the geologic information

  • WALLROCKS ARE RIGHLY SHEARED AND ALTERED. LIMESTONES ARE DARK GREAY, CHERT, DOLOMITIC AND SILICIFIED. SHALES ARE BULUENIZED, GREENISH GRAY, CARBONACCOUS, KAOLIMITIC AND SENCITIC. WALLROCKS SLROIN LIMONITIC STEINS; AND VEIN PREGNATED WITH CALCITE AND QUARTZ VEINS.

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 Mercur District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Getty Oil Co.

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Comments on the workings information

  • TWO PITS OF 100X80X50 AND 60X30X10 FT. SIZE; TWO INCLINES (755W), CAVED;

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D008527

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BISSELL, H.J., ET. AL., 1959, GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO.14, UT. GEOL. SOC.:U.G.M.S. BULL.14,262P.

  • Deposit

    GILLULY, J.,1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE STOCKTON AND FAIRFIELD QUADRANGLES: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA.173,167P.

  • Deposit

    BUTTLER, B.S.,ET. AL.,1920, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF UTAH: U.S.G.S. PROF. PA. 111, 672P.

  • Deposit

    SPURR, J.E., 1895, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE MERCUR MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: U.S.G.S. 16TH. ANN. REPT.,PT.2,454P.

  • Production

    MOHAMMAD, H., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: U.G.M.S.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINERALIZATION IS CONTROLLED BY FRACTURES AND FISSURES IN ALTERED WALLROCKS.

Reporter information

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